Have no fear, folks. Kentucky might be struggling on the road but not today, says Seth Davis. In his weekend picks over on SI.com, Seth Davis picks a 78-73 Kentucky win in Nashville. The man who picked the Germans in WWII says he has a feeling Kentucky’s time to break out is coming fast. Hopefully he is right.
No. 18 Kentucky (17-6, 5-4) at No. 23 Vanderbilt (17-6, 5-4)
Much of the discussion around Kentucky’s supposed vulnerabilities has been misguided. People say the Wildcats can’t win on the road, but their three road losses in the SEC came by a total of six points. People say they’re too young, but the freshmen have actually been terrific. The older players are the ones who have been inconsistent, but they came to play against Tennessee on Tuesday night. Nor do I share the concerns about Kentucky’s depth. Plenty of teams have gone deep into March playing six or seven guys. It’s only a matter of time before the Wildcats break out, and I’ve got a feeling that time is coming fast.
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