This is a big game for Kentucky, as all rivalries are. For once, Calipari is playing a team where he is actually friends with the coach instead of rivals. But the two programs are big rivals, and this is a rivalry game.
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To win this game, UK must:
- Play better defense from the perimeter.
- Get everyone involved in the game.
- Beat the Hoosiers on the offensive glass.
- Get the ball inside.
IU's keys to victory are:
- Get back on defense.
- Get defensive rebounds.
- Attack the UK big men.
- Avoid turnovers.
This game is a tradition that goes back a long way. UK needs to prove that it is improving, and I consider the last game a sideways effort. We need more, and hopefully, the young, restless Wildcats will deliver.