Kentucky WIldcats Basketball: Tournament Seed Updates and Other Depressing News

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March 2, 2013; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks guard Fred Gulley III (12) looks at Kentucky Wildcats forward Willie Cauley-Stein (15) following a scramble for a loose ball during a game at Bud Walton Arena. Arkansas defeated Kentucky 73-60. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

I think BBN is over full freak out mode. I think we are moving closer towards acceptance. The Wildcats tournament chances are bleak and may be out, depending on whose projections you look at; Joe Lunardi has them out as of now.

Even if they do make it, the fans won’t be too happy with the possible results.

Patrick Stevens from USA Today has the ‘Cats as a “last four in” team. In his projection the Wildcats are an 11 seed and would have to play into the tournament against fellow 11 seed Virginia. That game would be held in Auburn Hills, Michigan and the winner would get 6 seed VCU. Two very winnable games depending on which Kentucky team shows up.

CBS’ Jerry Palm has Kentucky as a play in team as well. He has the ‘Cats projected as a 12 seed in Kansas City and would have to play Cal’s old UMass team in order to get into the normal field.

Being out of the tournament is embarrassing, but being relegated to a “play in team” isn’t much better.

March 2, 2013; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari reacts to a play during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bud Walton Arena. Arkansas defeated Kentucky 73-60. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

CBS Sports has more on Kentucky’s chances as a team that is “on the fence”:

OPPONENT’S CBSSPORTS.COM RPI RANK NO. 1-25 NO. 26-50 NO. 51-100 NO. 101-200 NO. 201+
W-L Record vs. Ranked Teams 0-3 1-1 5-5 5-0 9-0
LAST GAME NEXT GAME
Lost vs. Arkansas 60-73 vs. Georgia, March 7, 2013, 7:00 PM
OUTLOOK
It’s no surprise Kentucky lost at Arkansas. Everybody loses at Arkansas. The Wildcats finish with a road game at Georgia, which is must-win, and then home with Florida.

Oy Vey.

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