Originally written on STLSportsMinute  |  Last updated 11/13/14

NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 20: Coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks to his team during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the New Orleans Arena on March 20, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Dave Martin/Getty Images)
The Missouri Tigers are traveling to Kentucky to take on John Calipari's Wildcats on Saturday and I am excited to see how this one plays out in Saturday night in Rupp Arena. Both teams are desperate for conference wins to build their cases for making the NCAA tournament this year.  Kentucky's case, more so than Missouri's, considering their road thus far, is a bit more challenging due to the season ending loss of their star center Nerlens Noel, who tore his ACL versus Florida last week. There couldn't be a more perfect time for the Wildcats to get their own signature win than against a hot Missouri team that just upset No. 5 Florida. Kentucky is 18-8 overall and 9-4 in conference play. Missouri is 19-7 overall and 8-5 in conference play. So, a Missouri win means they’ll move into a tie for third place in the conference, but will have the head to head win over Kentucky. I feel Mizzou’s momentum from its Florida win will help them beat Kentucky. Here are my five rea...
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