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Cats get it done in must-win game

Updated: February 24, 2013, 1:47 AM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

Saturday's night game against Missouri was a must-win affair for Kentucky.

I know fans of Big Blue Nation, the most passionate ones in all of college basketball, did not necessarily agree with me. The bottom line was simple: The Wildcats needed a marquee win to add to their résumé. Going into the game, their best wins to date this season came against Maryland and Ole Miss.

If Kentucky had lost to Missouri, a major opportunity would have been lost.

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