Kentucky hopes its must-win approach results in a lengthy run through the Southeastern Conference tournament.
The Wildcats will likely need one to lock up an NCAA tournament berth.
Seeing how that "one-and-done" urgency worked their upset of No. 11 Florida last Saturday, the defending national champions (21-10, 12-6) aim to carry it over and win at least twice more this weekend in Nashville, Tenn. Second-seeded Kentucky opens play in Friday's quarterfinal against Thursday night's winner between Arkansas and Vanderbilt.
The Wildcats believe that reaching Sunday's championship will bolster their case for an at-large berth, a shaky scenario before they beat the Gators. Still, with nothing assured, Kentucky players enter the weekend with the mindset of playing each game like it will be their last.
1115 Mt. Auburn Road
Public File Contact: