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Maybe the BBN can spend their money on dental care rather than hocking their singlewides for new Wal-Mart t-shirts....nah.  

 Katz are perched precariously on the NCAA Tournament bubble, according to Sports Illustrated’s Andy Glockner, who names the Katz as one of his SEC teams that are “in the mix”:

Kentucky was the final team into this week’s bracket, the defending national champions ignominiously scheduled to begin their title defense on a Wednesday night in Dayton. For all the possible promise of this season’s batch of Kiddie Cats, they have not yet delivered anything close to a substantive NCAA tournament profile, unless you count competitive losses as a plus. Right now, Kentucky is carrying an RPI in the high 60s, with a win over Maryland (itself falling out of this week’s bracket) as its only top-150 victory.

For all the faux-gnashing of teeth about the Wildcats’ positioning in mid-January, there is some legitimate reason for concern. The SEC is decidedly mediocre this season, with only Florida and (assumedly) Missouri available as truly quality conquests in league play. Kentucky doesn’t play either of those teams until Feb. 12, when it visits the Gators, and gets both of those teams at Rupp later on. With only one nonconference win likely to even end up in the top 200, this has the smell of Billy Gillispie’s first season in Lexington in 2007-08, when the Cats ultimately squeezed in as an 11-seed.

Given the massive turnover from last season’s roster, this isn’t entirely shocking. In fact, in the early entry era, it’s not a stunner for the defending national champion to miss the NCAA tournament entirely the following season. Just in the last five years, it’s happened to North Carolina (2010) and Florida (2008).

I’d expect Kentucky to scrape through enough SEC games to make it into the eventual Field of 68, but its margin for error isn’t great. Another couple of surprises like Texas A&M walking into Rupp and walking out with a win, and the Cats could be gunning for a different type of title come March: The NIT.

giggle,giggle....snickers ..corn puffs...kit kat...

Great post Scalba,

Myself and 4 others liked the following comment by Tinsley55:


I would think most of UK's players would want to stay at the university, instead of taking a pay cut at the pro level.

 

 

 

Yep, much like cockroaches they infiltrate an arena and trade food stamps for travel while their barefoot children stay home to guard the pot patch and feed the dogs chained to the rusted Z-28 on cinder blocks.

Never forget the rubes who burn a weeks vacation to camp out on a concrete sidewalk to get a ticket to watch a practice game...ZERO lives.


 
GO Yankees said:

Great post Scalba,

Myself and 4 others liked the following comment by Tinsley55:


I would think most of UK's players would want to stay at the university, instead of taking a pay cut at the pro level.

 

 

 

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