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Cats move to Midwest in new ESPN Bracketology


The overpaid Joe Lunardi is back this Thursday with a new edition of his ESPN Bracketology.

In this week’s tournament projection, Joey Brackets moves Kentucky from the East to the Midwest, still as a No. 3 seed.

That scenario includes first-weekend matchups with Akron and either Notre Dame or the Seton Hall/TCU play-in winner in Indianapolis, and then the brutal field of Final Four contenders in Kansas (1), Arizona (2), Duke (4) and Wisconsin (5) in Kansas City.

Hard pass on that gauntlet.

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Article written by Drew Franklin

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10 Comments for Cats move to Midwest in new ESPN Bracketology

  1. CatsfaninFL
    2:18 pm February 23, 2017 Permalink

    Given the rest of the bracket there aren’t many good places to be… this is a tough year to gauge because there is a handful of teams that could beat us on any night and none we can’t beat if we play our best. This is by far the worst of his 4 brackets. Best is the West? Still a tough Oregon squad and most likely WVU in the E8 assuming they beat Gonzaga like they should. East has brutal 1/2 punch with ‘Nova and Louisville…not 2 teams I’d wanna face in one weekend. South could be just as bad as this one with UNC/UCLA/Baylor…especially if good Baylor shows up. Gonna be a tough bracket year no matter what… only guarantee is Duke ends up out West and gets to FF. Just saying…

  2. Allison
    2:45 pm February 23, 2017 Permalink

    Lunardi obviously doesn’t recognize the Duke bias that goes on with the Selection Committee. Duke will NEVER end up in a region that difficult. Gonzaga will be their 1 seed, mark it down. We will end up with UNC as our 1 seed, and if we are a 3, Louisville will be our 2. It’s just the way it works for us.

    • fauxbobknight
      3:44 pm February 23, 2017 Permalink

      Duke was in our 2014 region that included undefeated Wichita St., Louisville & Michigan.

    • CatsfaninFL
      4:18 pm February 23, 2017 Permalink

      Ohh I forgot about that FBK… that was the year they got upset by Mercer as a 3/14 seed…nice.

    • UK Big Board Update
      11:41 pm February 23, 2017 Permalink

      Man, fauxbobknight REALLY likes Duke….

    2:55 pm February 23, 2017 Permalink

    Not gonna happen… No Louisville or West Virginia.

  4. Cals Hoverboard
    5:23 pm February 23, 2017 Permalink

    I’d take that regional for us in a heartbeat. Neither Notre Dame or Arizona scare me. And another chance to meet Kansas or “lord yes” Duke ? Getyousomeofthat !!!!

  5. roundballwiz
    6:32 pm February 23, 2017 Permalink

    May as well throw in UNC, UCLA and Villanova so we can really make it a winner take all.

  6. maximumscott
    7:29 pm February 23, 2017 Permalink

    Only team that scares me is UCLA, we played near our best offensively and still lost. UNC would scare me now. UL and KU although daunting wouldnt scare me as much bc we lost close games while not playing well at all.

  7. runningunnin.454
    8:04 pm February 23, 2017 Permalink

    Ridiculous..Lunardi will have another one next week..he’s irrelevant.