When is a hang-on win better than a blow-out? When it produces a North Carolina-Kentucky game film in December.
Reward? Kentucky takes a No. 4 ranking and 8-0 record to Madison Square Garden against Connecticut.
UK’s star-studded lineup reminds us of rookie season for Dan Issel, Mike Pratt and Mike Casey. A team that got off to a 9-1 start and No. 4 ranking.
And, Win No. 2,000 in UK basketball history will happen where it should: in Rupp Arena against Drexel or Long Beach State.
Items John Calipari will point out on game film.