Sparks, who has started every game this season, has been one of the team's most consistent players on an inconsistent team. Despite a slump early in the season, Sparks remains the team's top 3-point player.
Heartbeat of the Cats: Ravi Moss.
Perhaps the best non-scholarship player to play at Kentucky.
Biggest surprise: Brandon Stockton.
The senior has taken over the role as floor leader down the stretch, swiping the job from Rajon Rondo.
Biggest surprise II: Joe Crawford.
If Crawford ever puts a string of consistent performances together, look out. This guy could be dangerous.
Biggest non-surprise: Rekalin Sims.
Hasn't been the player everyone expected to somewhat replace Chuck Hayes. Several players are worthy of this honor.
Memorable performance: Preston LeMaster.
LeMaster's 12-point performance against Ole Miss shows what Tubby has on the bench.
Memorable performance II: Rajon Rondo's last-second shot to send Kentucky past South Carolina at Rupp Arena.
Games to forget: Sweep by Vanderbilt.
Vandy has proven to be a tough matchup for the Cats.
Games to remember: Wins over Louisville and at Tennessee.
This list has some potential for growth. Oops, forgot about West Virginia.
No surprise: Losses to Iowa and North Carolina.
A bad dream?: Loss at Indiana.
Difference-maker: Randolph Morris.
Imagine if Morris was still on the bench on a full-time basis.
Thank goodness for: Rajon Rondo.
Rondo gives the Cats a penetrating weapon.
Coaching move of the year: Tubby Smith's gutsy grading system, which overhauled his starting lineup.
Biggest letdown: Loss to Florida on Senior Day.
Mr. Steady: Who else but Bobby Perry?
Bone-headed move: Ramel Bradley's breaking his hand after hitting the brace support during practice. It's hard for flesh to bend metal.
Should have: Redshirted Jared Carter.