Before Wednesday, it was difficult to gauge exactly how good this young Cats team was. It had beaten a top-20 Washington in Maui, only to be edged out by a 4-3 North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Wednesday night, the team would find out. UK head coach John Calipari stared at the scoreboard with four minutes to play in the first half against an undefeated Notre Dame. His team was in an 11-point hole as he sat his big men in favor of a smaller lineup and by the time the final seconds ran out on the opening half, the game was tied at 40.