Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
At long last, Batman has found his Robin.
For too long, Kentucky has been Julius Randle and four other players who might occasionally try to score.
Willie Cauley-Stein has some decent overall numbers for the season, but he scored a total of 20 points in Kentucky's four games against ranked opponents.
Aaron Harrison can't seem to decide if he's a slasher or a shooter, oscillating from 10 or more free-throw attempts in one game to two or fewer the next. The Harrison brother who was supposed to be the better shooter has made more than one three-pointer in just three games this season.
Meanwhile, Andrew Harrison has as many games with three or more assists as he has games with three or more turnovers, tallying seven in each category. It's been nice of him to consistently score between seven and 17 points in each game, but he needs to get more consistent with his ball control and court vision.
Throughout the last two games, though, James Young has emerged as a monster.
Young has back-to-back double-doubles after recording more than six rebounds just once in Kentucky's first 12 games. After averaging 1.7 assists and 0.7 steals throughout the first 12 games, he has averaged 4.5 and 1.5, respectively, in the last two contests.
Forget about double-teaming Randle. It might be about time to start considering a box-and-one defense against Young.
This team is still finding its legs, but it looks much more cohesive than it did a few weeks ago.
If they are finally putting it all together, pray tell, when will the Wildcats lose another game? The season finale at Florida might be a loss, but that's still two months away. If they win 16 straight games between now and then, they'll almost certainly make the transition from No. 14 back to the top spot in the country.
Kerry Miller covers college basketball for Bleacher Report. You can follow him on Twitter @kerrancejames.