Kentucky Basketball: Cats fight off pesky Vandy advance to SEC semis vs Vols

Keion Brooks Jr. of the Kentucky Wildcats. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Kentucky can see their 32nd SEC Tournament title is there for the taking

A number of upsets and the surprise team in Texas A&M, although I told you this was the dark horse team to watch out for, has Kentucky on a clear path to SEC title No. 32. The other teams combined in the league together have 29 titles.

Saturday night in the semifinals it will be another battle with an opponent for the third time in Tennessee.

Each team embarrassed the other at home so what will happen on a neutral site? Although the crowd in Amalie Arena is an ocean of blue with a few orange dots thrown in. Kentucky had only played one game in 10 days entering the tournament and with one game under their belt, the Cats are primed for a rematch.

Calipari and Vols coach Rick Barnes know each other so well that game planning for the other shouldn’t be that tough, especially with less than 24 hours to prepare. Make no mistake I think this one will be a dogfight to the end. KenPom gives Kentucky a slight 57-percent chance to win 71-69.

They will tip-off 30 minutes after Texas A&M and Arkansas finish their game that starts at 1 pm EST.

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