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John Clay: What's causing Cauley-Stein's January slump?

Kentucky Wildcats forward Willie Cauley-Stein (15) had his shot blocked byTexas A&M Aggies guard Jamal Jones (23)  as #14 Kentucky played Texas A&M  on Tuesday January 21, 2014 in Lexington, Ky.  Photos by Mark Cornelison | Staff
Kentucky Wildcats forward Willie Cauley-Stein (15) had his shot blocked byTexas A&M Aggies guard Jamal Jones (23) as #14 Kentucky played Texas A&M on Tuesday January 21, 2014 in Lexington, Ky. Photos by Mark Cornelison | Staff Herald Leader

Inquiring minds want to know: What’s wrong with Willie Cauley-Stein?

Could it be the hair? As a blond, the 7-foot sophomore shot-blocker seemed to be having much more fun. Since returning to his original hair color, at least of late, he has slipped into a serious slump.

In UK’s 68-51 topping of Texas A&M on Tuesday night, Cauley-Stein logged all of nine minutes on the Rupp Arena floor, his briefest playing time since he was afforded just four minutes against Texas A&M in UK’s overtime win last year at College Station.

In fact, that was the third-fewest minutes Cauley-Stein has played in a game during his two-year UK career. He played just six minutes against Duke in the Georgia Dome on Nov. 13, 2012.

Read more of John Clay's analysis of Cauley-Stein on his Sidelines blog.

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