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Kentucky drops to a 2-seed in latest-but-still-way-too-early Bracketology


It’s still too early for Bracketology, but that’s not stopping Joe Lunardi from giving his predictions on who will end up where in the NCAA Tournament a good three months before it happens. Last week, Kentucky was the 1-seed in the South Region, but the loss to UCLA dropped them a line to a 2-seed in the East Region, playing the 15-seed Fort Wayne Hoosier Killers in the opening round in Indianapolis:


Of course, this bracket is meaningless, but you can you imagine a Sweet 16 showdown with Louisville? And of course West Virginia’s in there.

However meaningless, bracketology is an important reminder of the impact the loss to UCLA could have. Yes, the Bruins are also listed as a two-seed, but the loss happened at Rupp, which could damage Kentucky’s resume, especially if they lose to North Carolina and Louisville. Drop one of those two and I think Kentucky’s chances of getting the 1-seed are still good, but drop both and they’ll have to make a nearly flawless run in the SEC to be one of the top four teams in the tournament. That’s the thing about the SEC…wins don’t get you much because the competition is weak, but losses kill you.

So, let’s beat North Carolina AND Louisville, okay?


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9 Comments for Kentucky drops to a 2-seed in latest-but-still-way-too-early Bracketology

  1. runningunnin.454
    2:13 pm December 8, 2016 Permalink

    Do they pay this guy for this garbage?
    Where do I apply for this job?

    2:17 pm December 8, 2016 Permalink

    Look I hate to say this, but the last two games have exposed flaws in this UK team. They aren’t who we thought they were. First off they can run, but when the game slows down and they need to run a set and get a good shot / basket they struggle badly. A good shot is not Monk shooting against three people or Fox / Briscoe forcing a drive. Adebayo has not learned how to properly seal his defender so they can get him the ball. He has no post moves to speak of, he can dunk but hasn’t showed any post moves and he is always getting fronted or in a crowd making it hard to feed him the ball. They can’t shoot either, they might not get to the final 4 this year

    • Keith Biggins
      2:29 pm December 8, 2016 Permalink

      We’ve played 9 games with 4 Freshmen starting. Relax brother, theres a whole season to work on the things you mentioned.

    • runningunnin.454
      2:33 pm December 8, 2016 Permalink


    • RC
      2:55 pm December 8, 2016 Permalink

      R-E-L-A-X. It’s December 8th. I don’t know what’s worse- hyper-critical fans who nitpick our players 9 games into the season or idiots like Lunardi who project NCAA brackets in early December.

      If you don’t think Kentucky is one of the best 4 teams in America right now, you’re blind. If you don’t think they’re going to be significantly better in March, you’re a hater.

    • UK Big Bored Update
      2:57 pm December 8, 2016 Permalink

      I watched the first half. You may be right. However, run & gun with dunks – it is our forte. Willis set up in the corner and shot 2 in a row before he hit one. Point is, we have feeders; and we have shooters. I like what I’m seeing. Team is in good physical shape to run & gun. That + the foul line should be your bread & butter. Can we handle the press (uavel)? We’ll see. KENTUCKY is special this year.

  3. mj4uk
    2:31 pm December 8, 2016 Permalink

    He forgot Indiana in our region. Always happens.

  4. Biglaw Dawgin'
    2:43 pm December 8, 2016 Permalink

    I like his little tip of the hat to Indiana there. He’s got us playing Fort Wayne in the Indianapolis region first game.