I'm encouraged for Dec. 31. Kentucky has been pushed to the limit at home by the unranked Hoosiers, although they're pulling ahead now with about 3 minutes left.
Against the Cards today, UNLV looked like they ran out of steam in the last 10 minutes. I expect a similar result on New Year's Eve: Pitino's Cards should be able to run the Cats' legs off and pull away late in the game. Kentucky is not a deep team. They won't be able to play at our pace for 40 minutes. As long as we can set the tempo we want, we should come out of the game with a win.