It’s time to stop beating around the bush and quit prancing around the issue: the collective hand of BBN should firmly settled above the panic button.
Joe Lunardi posted his latest bracket projections and as of now it doesn’t look good for the Wildcats. He has Kentucky as the first team out in his first four out list. Beating Missouri at home would more than likely nudge the Wildcats as one of the last four in. Their latest win against Vanderbilt didn’t do much to move the needle in terms of impressing anyone that has anything to do with seeding the tournament.
There still isn’t much breathing even if the Wildcats beat Missouri. Their last four after Mizzou include vs. Mississippi State, at Arkansas, at Georgia and vs. Florida. The only game that Kentucky can really afford to drop out of that stretch is against Florida.
Arkansas is nearly unbeatable at home but the Hogs are not a tournament team as they are Lunardi’s last team out.
Like the title of this post says, Missouri is just the first in a series of must win games for the Wildcats.