Kentucky Basketball: 5 Things We Learned from Their Win over Mississippi State

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Kentucky Basketball: 5 Things We Learned from Their Win over Mississippi State
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Marquis Teague and the Wildcats star freshman are growing up quickly

After the Kentucky Wildcats' exhausting 73-64 road win over Mississippi State on Tuesday night, the rest of the country was put on alert. This Wildcats team is John Calipari's best chance at a national championship since he put on the whistle in Lexington.

Kentucky is now an impressive 27-1 on the season, with their only blemish coming on the road in a hostile environment, facing a talented Indiana team which was peaking at that point in the season.

The team is undefeated in conference play at 13-0, dominating their Southeastern Conference opponents throughout the season. With only a week-and-a-half remaining in the regular season, the team's victory over the Bulldogs taught us five things about Kentucky's 2011-2012 team.

Each one of these valuable tidbits gives us reason to believe that Coach Cal's young studs are ready to give him his first title as a head basketball coach.

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