Kentucky was suppose to be in one of the tougher regions in the NCAA Tournament. Teams such as No. 1 seed Virginia and No. 4 seed Arizona were popular picks to make a run to the Final Four.
It hasn’t exactly worked out that way.
In fact, the Wildcats, who are a No. 5 seed, are now the top seed left in the South Region. Virginia, Arizona, Cincinnati (No. 2) and Tennessee (No. 3) have all been eliminated.
That has a lot of people believing that the Wildcats have lucked their way into an easy path in their quest for a fifth Final Four appearance under head coach John Calipari. The path has been cleared somewhat, but don’t let Calipari hear you say that it’s a cakewalk.
He took to Twitter on Monday morning to give his thoughts on the remaining teams left in Kentucky’s region.
Forget the seeds. Everybody is 0-0 that’s moving forward and it's not about seeding; it's about who is playing the best. We are in a tough region. I'm looking forward to seeing @JVando today to see how far he's come along.
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) March 19, 2018
Considering the remaining teams — which consists of Nevada (No. 7), Kansas State (No. 9) and Loyola-Chicago (No. 11) — were the ones who were able to knock off those heavy hitting top seeds, Calipari has a good point. No team should be taken lightly.
With that said, there’s no doubt that the Wildcats are thrilled with their draw considering where they started. They just need to play like they did against No. 13 seed Buffalo (20-point victory) instead of the way they played against No. 12 Davidson (5-point victory).
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