While plenty of talking heads are already on the move tweeting and updating their mock matchups for the tournament, there’s one guy whose bracket won’t change that much. Jerry Palm at CBS has UK in the tournament as a #12 seed playing in Dayton, the same as he had yesterday.
Palm’s prediction of this slot yesterday was quite a bold forecast after the Georgia debacle, but today’s amazing win has brought strong hope back to all of us. And if you want to talk even more hope, click on Jerry’s bracket and look at the Wildcat’s potential route to the Final Four via the West Region if this all plays out as he suspects…
1. La Salle (Play-In)
2. Pittsburgh (First Round)
3. Kansas State or Stephen F. Austin (Second Round)
4. Gonzaga, Long Beach, Minnesota, or Creighton (Sweet Sixteen)
5. ????? (Elite Eight)
If you ask me, I wouldn’t be terrified of a single one of those teams. But I also wasn’t terrified of UGA. And at the same time, this is the year that (1) no team can be incredibly feared and (2) no team can be overlooked.
Having to play an extra game surely isn’t the best position to be in, but I am just happy that it looks like UK will actually be a tournament team now.