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Updated bracket scenarios

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Grooooooooan, more bracket scenarios?!

Virginia’s upset over Duke was satisfying to watch, but it may have damaged the Cats’ Tournament hopes, according to Joe Lunardi. On Wednesday night, Lunardi had the Cats out of the first four in and after fellow bubble team UVA pulled off the upset, they are back down to one of the last four in, along with Temple, Villanova, and Ole Miss. Lunardi pairs them with Temple in the #12 seed play-in game, with the winner facing #5 UNLV in Austin and setting up a potential Sweet 16 matchup against #1 Indiana.

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Our old buddy Jerry Palm agrees that Kentucky will be one of the last four in, pairing Kentucky with Villanova in the #12 seed play-in game, with the winner facing #5 seed Wisconsin in the South bracket.

If the Cats beat Arkansas tomorrow, I think they’re safely in, barring a meltdown at Georgia. Just think: in 16 days, we’ll know for sure.

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32 Comments for Updated bracket scenarios



  1. niaps
    11:21 am March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Enough with the brackets there are way too many games to even care at this point. Just want the Cats in is all, do not care where or against who.



  2. Big Mike In the Wood
    11:24 am March 1, 2013 Permalink

    I dont understand why two 12’s have a play in game. Shouldn’t it be 16’s in both play in games?



  3. Ridge Runner
    11:28 am March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Ahhh… The speculation on steriods continues.

    I have to smile at this point with the only certainty being we will know when the selections are announced. Life on the ever-changing bubble.



  4. THE LINE
    11:31 am March 1, 2013 Permalink

    What is the line on ARK. game?



  5. Matt
    11:33 am March 1, 2013 Permalink

    This couldn’t happen because Austin is more than 500 miles from Dayton. Isn’t that one of the guidelines for play in teams?



  6. Blueheaven
    11:36 am March 1, 2013 Permalink

    3- lol Yes, this is really wild. Every day it changes.



  7. Chicago Chris
    11:36 am March 1, 2013 Permalink

    VCU 2011, play-in game to the final four.



  8. 2013 SEC Tournament Champs !
    11:40 am March 1, 2013 Permalink

    they can’t keep ME out !



  9. lakesidecatsfan
    11:43 am March 1, 2013 Permalink

    I dont care where they put us in, as long as they put us in…..we can handle ourself from there.



  10. play - in champ
    11:52 am March 1, 2013 Permalink

    this would be kinda cool actually



  11. B-man
    11:53 am March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Mark it down…the bracket will be set up in such a manner that (A) UK is in the same bracket as IU and (B)they will try to get them to play one another early in the tourney (to avoid either of them losing and potentially not playing each other at all).



  12. smoothe
    12:06 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    all play ins should be sixteen seeds. point blank period.



  13. GoForIT
    12:08 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    11- Wrong.



  14. Eric K
    12:30 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Same bracket as the lossiers, the pukes,the tubbys. Bring it on! GO CATS!!



  15. UKWildcat_Fanatic
    12:30 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    11- Correct, I agree!



  16. I Say
    12:31 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    I hate to bit*h out but I don’t want to play IU in the tourney



  17. Al's IndiCats
    12:32 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    11, I’ve said it all along, if the selection committee has anything to do with it UK and Hosiers (not misspelled)will meet.



  18. Al's IndiCats
    12:36 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    16, just remember….this game will not be in “Bloomerton”. You know how we travel, Hell IU don’t even want to play in Indy (Crean said this year he really doesn’t like traveling to Indy) because they don’t travel well. Actually I like our chances against them.



  19. texasmug
    12:55 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Of course the NCAA wants UK in a play in game…they’ve got to sell tickets to those games somehow! Would love for it to be in Austin.



  20. plant a seed
    1:21 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    the way we’re gonna be seeded, we’re going to have to knock off a top seed sooner rather than later



  21. HOOSIERS
    1:25 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Can’t wait for the Hoosiers to dominate the Cats this year. Cal was so scared of us, he quit the tradition. It comes full circle Cal & BBN



  22. @21
    1:35 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Correct me if I am wrong but didn’t your chicken sh!t coach decline to play ALL games in Indiana?



  23. i know
    1:37 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Mark it down. Kentucky will not be in the play-in game. They are in the field barring a total meltdown down the stretch. You have to fill out the bracket and who else are you going to put in. You cant fill it with Mid majors. They dont sell tickets. Kentucky has a better resume than most of the bubble teams. Bring on the Hoosiers. I would love to ruin their Championship hopes. Indiana struggles away from home. The tourney is not in Assembly Hall.



  24. Big Blue Coming At You
    1:55 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    I’d take that bracket.



  25. buzzard
    1:58 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    #21 – How’d that game in the NCAA against the eventual National Champion Kentucky Wildcats work out for you last year?
    We may not win it all this year, but you can plan on KENTUCKY hanging banner # 9 next year. Who’s your Daddy?
    But I would like to thank you for following the CATS! I guess you IU fans don’t ave enough fans to have your own web site.

    NOTHING would be sweeeter than beating the Hosiers, lets do this!
    GO BIG BLUE !!!



  26. Big Blue Coming At You
    1:59 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    21. IU can’t dominate anyone. You guys can’t hold on to a #1 ranking, you can’t win away from home which also means you’ll flame out early yet again in the tournament. Wouldn’t surprise me that it would be at the hands of Kentucky either. You guys always fail to win against Kentucky when it actually matters.



  27. RealCatsFan
    2:24 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    IU would definitely be the favorite if they meet, but anything can happen. Like it was for UK last year, all of the pressure will be on IU this year. If they flame out, I guess they will have to wait another 27 years for the next “resurrection”. I think the 17-year cicadas will be coming up out of the ground again before IU wins another championship!



  28. Chicago Chris
    3:04 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    UNC, identical record, SEVEN SEED?!?



  29. UKWildcat_Fanatic
    4:08 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    21..Here’s a bit of history. Two years ago, we got shafted in the seeding and had to play #1 Ohio State in the round of 16. Ohio State was supposed to win the Tournament with Sullinger, Debler, and Turner. You know what? they lost! So be careful what you ask for. UK’s team had some struggles during the regular season and “got sh*t right” when the tournament came around. The same thing is happening to this team. If Lunardi is right, get ready to expand the “Sweet 16” trophy case to include more newspaper clippings. Because after this year, your team is back to being sh*t. Bye bye Zeller, OlaDUMBO, Watford, Hulls, and 15 other seniors.



  30. Han
    4:37 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Would be some nice storylines. Play against UNLV and Bennett (the one that got away), Indiana (rematch) or NC State (Harrow and Mays), then a rematch with Duke.

    Yeah, I know, we’ll have to be playing 100% our best, but I’m a fan, not a reasonable, impartial observer.



  31. Kevin C.
    5:20 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    If they go 2-1 the rest of the way, and win 1 SEC tourney game, they’re in without a play-in game. If they manage to go 1-2 in the final three, they’ll need to win the tourney. It’s a big difference, from just 1 game, but that’s the way I see it playing out. Obviously if they win out in the last 3, they’re in great shape…but a strong tourney could improve their seeding (unless they get f’d over like in 2010 ).



  32. TheRealHambone
    10:46 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    play-in game… that makes me sick at my stomach. No [email protected]@@ way Kentucky should be in a freakin’ play-in game. This season has been crap.