LEXINGTON, Ky. - Sheray Thomas has been through the fire before.
It's a blaze that starts every time Kentucky loses a game. If the Wildcats drop two straight, the flames get a little bigger. On the rare occasion that the losing streak hits three - Kentucky's current three-game skid is just its fourth such streak in the last 17 years - Thomas knows there's only one thing the Wildcats can do to keep the fire from burning out of control.
“All we've got to do is just win a couple of games, and our fortunes will change,” Thomas said. “We're down, but we're up. We feel that with the three games, we can't worry about the past, we've just got to look at the future.”
If the Wildcats (18-8, 7-5 SEC) can't get past struggling LSU (14-12, 3-9) on Tuesday night at Rupp Arena, Kentucky might not have much of a future left, this season anyway. The Wildcats are 0-3 this season against their final three regular season opponents, No. 17 Vanderbilt, Georgia and No. 3 Florida.