Coach Cal and company took care of Ole Miss 84-70 on Tuesday night.
At one point, UK led by 20 in the second half and took the Rebels best comeback punch to finish with effort and determination.
A performance once again not perfect by any means, but also a step in the right direction.
The Cats welcome LSU for round two this year on Saturday in a rematch of the Tigers win in Baton Rouge a few weeks back.
Hear from Cal on his team's performance in Oxford in the video.