The Bilastrator is one of my favorites in the announcing game, not only because his Twitter game is on point, but also because he seems to give the most level-headed and unbiased analysis of anyone at the 4-letter network. Bilas took some time off from being “trill” to speak to the Courier-Journal’s Kyle Tucker about Kentucky’s basketball team this year, their progress, free throw shooting, and among other things how they’ve stacked up to expectations so far.
You can read the entire Q&A here (it’s fairly long) but this quote from Bilas commenting on whether or not people should “recalibrate expectations” for this team I think perfectly sums up my view on the Wildcats’ season and where they are heading from here:
“…So when you look at the cumulative, the better view is let’s look at the last three or four games, because it’s a team that’s going to continue to build and change. So what they’re doing well right now they probably didn’t do well earlier in the year. So looking at their averages doesn’t tell you who they are right now. So I’m not worried about them. By the end of the year, they’re going to be really good — really good — if they keep building like this. Now, I think Arizona is better than they are, but like who can they not — when you line them up with everybody, who can they not beat? Is there anybody out there they can’t beat?…”