Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 12/26/14
This game is never easy to predict, even when there is a clear favorite. The situation remains cliché but true – it’s a rivalry game and anything can happen. The fact this game always seems to find the favorite on the road is interesting in and of itself and only adds to the uncertainty and drama. It’s hard to argue that there’s a bigger regular season game on either team’s schedule each year, so the suspense and anxiety is mutual for players, coaches and fans of both programs. If you’ve paid attention to their season thus far, you’ll notice all 3 of their losses have come away from home and against ranked teams. This game could be a turning point, one way or the other, for Kentucky’s season, so there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the atmosphere in Rupp Arena will be as intense as ever. Predicting a game with this much on the line and so many uncertainties is near impossible, but I’ll try my best. 1. Julius Randle will shine This isn’t much of a bold prediction, but let’s b...
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