LEXINGTON, Ky (WYMT) - This time last year, Kentucky was sitting 0-2 following the first two games of the season.
This year, Mark Stoops and his team are just the opposite, 2-0. While that is the case, the first two wins for the Wildcats have been fairly close affairs.
Coach Stoops says that even though his team is 2-0, they have a lot to work on.
Coach Stoops said, "So we have to get some things cleaned up, and again I think the big word is just 'discipline'. We have to be disciplined in all aspects of it and we have to execute. Our guys care. They wanna be better, they know they can be better and we're gonna work hard to do it. I'm encouraged by that."
Going into this weekend, the Wildcats travel to Columbia, South Carolina to face a Gamecock team that is also undefeated through two games.
South Carolina opened their season with a win against NC State and then earned a victory on the road at Mizzou. With this being game one for Kentucky in the SEC, the Wildcats know that this game is a huge one early in the season.
Coach Stoops said, "It's Super important because it's the next game. We never look beyond that. So how it affects the rest of the year doesn't even enter our minds, to be honest with you. It's guns loaded and ready to go to work to prepare the best we can to go play a quality team on the road in the SEC. So we don't need any more motivation than that."