So, I spent the day clicking around KenPom and seeing what he projected for Kentucky. Right now, the Cats are projected to go 12-6 in conference play, finishing second behind Texas A&M.
On top of that, UK is projected to beat Auburn 81-72 this week. So, where do the losses come happen? KenPom says Kentucky will suffer all those losses on the road to Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Vandy and Florida. Sounds a little bit like the 2012-13 team, no?
Jamal Murray is currently the only Kentucky member on the KenPom All-SEC team, joining Ben Simmons, Stefan Moody, Moses Kingsley and Wade Baldwin. Those are just the five players that are grading the highest right now per his algorithm. If you have a subscription to KenPom, you can find the stats here.