While you can listen to all the coach-speak you want about every game being important, there are always dates circled on the calendar (by fans, players, and coaches alike) that stand out as being more vital to the season than others.
John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcat team got off to a rocky start in conference play, but an impressive road win over the Auburn Tigers on Saturday gave some hope to the the Big Blue Nation that this team would return to its traditionally dominant form in the SEC.
Unfortunately, Auburn's basketball team isn't much of a litmus test for anyone. To get a much truer sense of where this team has progressed, there are four games coming up in conference play that should give Coach Cal a much better idea of what his team is made of, and will possibly make or break the Wildcats's season.
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