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Game planning for Tennessee-Kentucky, and four other things on my mind

Can Kentucky handle the reigning SEC Player of the Year (and current Wooden Award contender)? Andy Lyons/Getty Images

With both Duke-Virginia matchups out of the way, and given Michigan and Michigan State's recent inconsistencies, perhaps the best remaining game of the regular season will take place Saturday in Lexington: Tennessee at Kentucky.

The two teams haven't exactly had similar seasons, despite Tennessee sitting at No. 1 and Kentucky rising up to No. 5 in the most recent AP poll. The Volunteers have hovered near the top of the rankings since the start of the season, with their lone loss coming in overtime on a neutral site against Kansas the day after Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, Kentucky had won 10 games in a row before falling by two on a controversial buzzer tip-in against LSU on Tuesday. Since the season-opening 34-point thrashing at the hands of Duke, the Wildcats have lost three games by a combined five points -- and have played themselves into SEC title contention.

Saturday's matchup between the two teams will go a long way toward determining the SEC regular-season champion and how solid Tennessee's projected 1-seed stands.

With the help of several SEC coaches, let's break it down.