In a game that was on the line for both the Kentucky Wildcats and the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Wednesday night in Starkville, the Cats managed to pull off a significant victory.
Prior to Saturday's game against the Tennessee Volunteers, Kentucky has reportedly jumped to the "Last Four In" group, according to Joe Lunardi of ESPN.
UK still has five games left and will have many opportunities to improve their tournament record. Beginning this weekend, a top-10 Volunteer team will visit Rupp Arena.
The Auburn Tigers will play in Lexington in addition to those matchups, and John Calipari's team truly has control over its own destiny.
If you win three of the next five, you should be admitted. Change that to 2-3, and things become unquestionably more fascinating.
Anything worse almost certainly means that Kentucky won't be attending the dance, especially when you take into account the possibility of many bit stealers eliminating at-large teams like Kentucky.
Being one of the last teams in a prediction like this suggests that they are probably not going to advance after some of those bids, which happen every year in the conference tournaments, are stolen.
For you to feel confident dancing in March, you need be in the "Last Four Byes" range or better.