Every game is a must-win contest for the Kentucky Wildcats at this point in the season.
Even though John Calipari's team will likely reach the 20-win plateau, it faces the very real possibility of missing the NCAA tournament altogether.
Enter Missouri. The Tigers are coming off their biggest win of the year (vs. Florida on Feb. 19) and are widely considered the second-best team in the weak SEC.
With a win over Missouri, Kentucky would stake its claim as the second-best team in the SEC. Furthermore, the Wildcats would have another much-needed resume-building win for the NCAA tournament.
Here are my five keys for a Kentucky victory over Missouri.