Kentucky's backcourt blues

Kentucky's backcourt blues lead off Jason King's comprehensive look at the national scene in college basketball.

When it comes to opposing players, there may not be a more qualified person to analyze Kentucky's basketball program than Baylor's Brady Heslip.

The shooting guard was a starter on the squad that got thumped 82-70 by the Wildcats in last season's Elite Eight. Nearly eight months later, Heslip and the Bears avenged the loss by upsetting Kentucky 64-55 on Saturday in Lexington.

The rosters are almost entirely different, but as was the case a year ago, Heslip said the Wildcats still have the "ultimate team."

"They're young and their backcourt is really inexperienced," Heslip told ESPN.com on Monday. "They're really good, regardless. But they lack that guy that can settle a team down, a guy who's a pure point guard. It never felt like they had that Saturday."

Read the rest of Jason's column here.