In the past week, we have seen the Kentucky Wildcats go from a "first four out" to a "last four in" team. A resume that features no defining win and a handful of key losses has put John Calipari's team squarely on the bubble.
Bracketologists are making their money this year. The bubble is weak, and a 20-win season for the Wildcats might be enough to put them in the field.
Considering how poorly Kentucky has played at times this year, an NCAA bid should be seen as a success.
But on some occasions, Kentucky has the look of a tournament team. Key wins have been tough to find, but when the Wildcats put it together on the court, they can challenge almost any team.
Kentucky is 19-8. Four more games remain for the Wildcats in the regular season, and none is larger than the Mar. 9 meeting with Florida to end the year.
The Wildcats control their tournament fate. Three or more losses spells NIT, while two or more wins would put the 'Cats in the Big Dance.