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Bruce Pearl doesn’t see an NCAA Tournament run in UK’s future

In a guest appearance on Sirius XM today, Bruce Pearl said only one team in the Southeastern Conference can make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.

And it is not Kentucky.

Pearl said Florida is the only team he believes is capable of going deep into the tourney.

Earlier today, USA Today wrote that Florida is the most dangerous team.

After beating Kentucky by 22 points, it is hard to argue against that.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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15 Comments for Bruce Pearl doesn’t see an NCAA Tournament run in UK’s future



  1. A_Blue_Wildcat
    6:05 pm February 8, 2017 Permalink

    Based on our last 5 games its hard to have a lot of faith in this team. Things can certainly change, but this is the worst defensive team that Cal has had at UK.



  2. catsarerunnin
    6:23 pm February 8, 2017 Permalink

    No question UK played terrible at Florida but I don’t see the Gators playing at that level consistently enough to make a deep run come March. And Bruce should be more concerned about his program. I don’t see a deep tourney run in their future anywhere soon.



  3. hensley79
    6:30 pm February 8, 2017 Permalink

    Pearl can’t even get in they tourney !!! He needs to worry about that first !!!



    • Luether
      6:36 pm February 8, 2017 Permalink

      But his comments on the Cats are spot on…



  4. Headhurts
    6:38 pm February 8, 2017 Permalink

    When Bruce finally makes a tourney run I’ll consider his opinion until then, non-story.



    • Catsby80
      9:06 am February 9, 2017 Permalink

      correct me if i’m wrong, but didn’t he take a mid-major team to the final 4? Pearl is a decent coach. Give credit where it’s due.



    • tubby b smith
      9:18 am February 9, 2017 Permalink

      when did pearl make it to a final 4? i’ll wait.



    • Catsby80
      9:32 am February 9, 2017 Permalink

      you’re right. my apologies. i was thinking of the george mason team the following year. still, i consider pearl to be a decent coach. maybe i’m in the minority, but it’s just my opinion.



  5. Jiminy Crickets
    6:53 pm February 8, 2017 Permalink

    For a guy who earned two different #2 seeds in the NCAA, and never advanced past the sweet 16, I’m not sure if he knows what it takes to make a deep run in the tourney. His team this year seems poised for a deep run in the CBI



  6. 4everblue
    7:02 pm February 8, 2017 Permalink

    What do you know about anything?



  7. plumloopy
    7:45 pm February 8, 2017 Permalink

    Vich is vy vee mast CRUSH zem when zey com to RUPP!



  8. UkfanMatt
    9:09 pm February 8, 2017 Permalink

    Unless UK really turns it around, it is hard to argue with his logic



  9. maximumscott
    11:14 pm February 8, 2017 Permalink

    UF is playing great but i cant see them playing any better than they are at this moment and sustaining it for a month. Teams dont stay hot long. Just look to normal runs within a game. One team runs the other lags. Vice versa. Ebb and flow. UK will start to peak around March.



  10. za
    8:06 am February 9, 2017 Permalink

    Stellar analysis



  11. 2Dogs
    9:29 am February 9, 2017 Permalink

    I have no idea about the context in which Pearl made that statement but if he was asked a question about any SEC teams making a run and he gave an answer then that’s his opinion, no more or no less. It’s nothing personal people. The nana nana boo boo stick your head in doo doo responses on here are pretty silly. And this from a guy who just typed nana nana boo boo stick your head in doo doo.