Tre Mitchell on loss to UNC-Wilmington: "I feel bad for whoever we got next"

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Five days ago, Kentucky looked like a team that could beat anyone in the country. But on Saturday, they showed just how much they still need to learn. UNC-Wilmington came into Rupp Arena and beat up the Wildcats, stunning the Big Blue Nation 80-73 in front of a packed crowd.

But as the old saying goes, it’s on to the next one. Kentucky veteran forward Tre Mitchell — who finished with 11 points, six rebounds, and three assists in 36 minutes against UNC-Wilmington — is buying into that idea.

I feel bad for whoever we got next. Short and sweet,” Mitchell said postgame. “These dudes are not gonna take this lightly. I think that whoever we got next better come with everything they got, because these dudes feel like they got something to make up for. Simple as that.”

And who does Kentucky have up next? The Penn Quakers (5-4) one week from today in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center. It’ll be a homecoming game for multiple Wildcats, including a trio of freshmen who all hail from that area — Justin Edwards, DJ Wagner, and Aaron Bradshaw. Edwards is originally from Philly while Wagner and Bradshaw played their high school ball 15 minutes across the river in Camden, New Jersey.

Penn is also coming off a tough loss after falling to La Salle 93-92 in overtime earlier on Saturday. The Quakers will play one more game against FDU-Florham on Wednesday, Dec. 6 before taking on Kentucky the following Saturday.

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