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.
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.