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Kentucky Falls to a Nine-Seed in Lunardi’s Latest Bracketology

Joe Lunardi has dropped Kentucky a seed line in his latest bracket protection.

A loss on the road to the SEC’s top team that could potentially be a two-seed shouldn’t hurt Kentucky’s stock too much.  Losing four straight games might have more to do with the dip to a nine-seed in today’s bracket.

When Kentucky moved down, Louisville moved up to an eight.  Lunardi told Tom Leach earlier this week UK needs to win three more regular season games to feel comfortable heading into the postseason. See his entire bracket here.

If you’re tired of hearing just from Lunardi, I have a new solution that could tickle your fancy.  It’s called the Bracket Matrix.  Numbers nerds at The Bracket Project combine every possible bracket projection (more than 100) to paint the clearest picture of where each team currently stands.  As of 8:45 last night, Kentucky’s average seed is 6.38.  Not too shabby.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

40 Comments for Kentucky Falls to a Nine-Seed in Lunardi’s Latest Bracketology



  1. BluKudzu
    12:08 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    9th?
    We are fortunate, very fortunate.



    • Eazy
      5:34 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

      Actually it’s not. We are 20th in the RPI and blasted Louisville and best WV on the road. We should be a 6-7 at worst.



  2. Howdy Doody
    12:14 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    I say that is generous, given the schedule remaining…



  3. Jiminy Crickets
    12:20 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    If we lose at Arkansas, and drop either of the 2 home games, we will need 2-3 wins in SEC just to get in the tourney



  4. TB112162
    12:35 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    We haven’t won a game in February so we’re just fortunate to be in the bracket.The truth of the matters either play our selves in to the tournament or out.Lets face it we have played only really played great in 1 1/2 games This year Louisville game and second half at West Virginia



    • JATR4
      1:50 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

      52 halves of “basketball” and only three good ones!



  5. TB112162
    12:37 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    We need to go at least 3-2 to get in



    • Eazy
      5:37 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

      Exactly. But we are currently 20th in the RPI. No top 30 teams has ever missed the tournament.



  6. thenamerobdigity
    12:37 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    9th seed in the NIT ot CBI tournament?



    • TB112162
      12:39 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

      That’s a smart post



    • JTHinton
      1:45 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

      Especially considering that the NIT doesn’t have 9 seeds



    • Eazy
      5:36 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

      UK is still in the top 20 in the RPI. It’s nowhere near as dire as people think. Like Lunardi said…win 3 and we are in with ease. Not even on the bubble at this point.



  7. ky colonel
    12:40 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Ksr will you do a story on top juco guys. Maybe with room we could add one for next year. Be fun to look at.



  8. BradCalthegoat
    12:53 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Alabama is going to be a tough match-up because of their length and athleticism.



  9. stratblend
    1:08 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    At this point I’d prefer a lower seed and a first round win than to improve our standing. Give me a 10, 11, or 12 seed. First round win and we get the same path as a 5,6 or 7.



    • Eazy
      5:38 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

      True. I think we will end up with a 7, though. If it’s done right that is.



  10. Headhurts
    1:29 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Can we sign-up for this bracket? We’ve had harder brackets when we had been seeded lower, bring it on!



  11. BBNstrive49
    1:33 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Does the bracket matter? We are gonna get pounded by who ever we play right now.



  12. The Professor
    1:51 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Did you think you would ever see the day when the possibility existed that UK could end the season 1-8 and we weren’t talking about football? Especially, when you realize that we have 7 McDonald’s All-Americans and really an 8th in Diallo, who would have been if he had not graduated early.



    • Booby Petrino
      1:59 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

      Man, I can’t believe this day is here. What a tragedy it is that our basketball team isn’t as good as the McDonald’s All American hype led everyone to believe they would be. Tragedy, I tell ya. Thoughts and prayers.



    • 96ChampionBestTeamEver
      2:18 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

      Perfect storm – a team of freshmen who aren’t extraordinary as in the likes of Davis, Wall, etc. coupled with the toughest I ever remember the SEC being. More years like this ahead too if Cal doesn’t start landing his first choice recruits as he did the first 4 or 5 years he has been here.



  13. MikesWay
    1:58 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    If we only win one more regular season game (Ole Miss at home, which unfortunately looks totally possible with MPJ coming back for Mizzou) we will finish 1-8 in our last 9 games. Does that seat get warm? Probably a 2/3 seed in the NIT with 6 McDonalds All Americans – ouch.



    • BigBlueNationDude
      3:35 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

      It should be warm already but dont tell that to some guys on here. They will have a nervous breakdown



    • catsarerunnin
      4:54 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

      Ok “Dude” tell us who you would want to replace Cal and how many seasons does he get to win a title? I can’t wait for your intellectual reply.



  14. maximumscott
    2:04 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    We would run Purdues bigman to death.



  15. mazx222
    2:07 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    I don’t like that we always defer to Joe Lunardi for braketology. I get he’s with ESPN, but he’s not even that good when you compare him with other sites. Check out http://bracketmatrix.com/rankings.html for a site of others that are better.



  16. 96ChampionBestTeamEver
    2:12 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    It is to the point that pressure or not, every home game has to be a W. I don’t think they would lower UK any lower than a 9, I’ve always felt that way. They will just roll us off the list if we aren’t good enough for a 9.



  17. bosch8184
    2:34 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    3?!?!?!?!? more regular season wins?

    Might as well be 30 at this point.



  18. Duff86
    3:14 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Knox, SGA, Green, Washington, Gabriel, and Vanderbilt are the only guys who deserve significant minutes. Beyond that, Richards and Sacha are the only ones who have earned rotation minutes.



  19. BigBlueNationDude
    3:33 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Dont worry about the NIT. We are going to CBI.



    • catsarerunnin
      4:56 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

      “We”? What position do you play? Third string water dude?



    • BigBlueNationDude
      9:25 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

      4th string on your mother last night. The first 3 really did her dirty it wasnt much fun.



  20. bigcat68
    4:12 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Anyone who thinks this team is going to the NIT rather than the NCAA tourney, is a fu****g idiot.



  21. Rise
    4:23 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    We have more top 50rpi wins than the team up the road. The SEC is really good this year. We don’t have any bad losses. We could only win 3 more games and still get in.



  22. luke_emberton
    6:21 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    after we win 1 against Ole Miss and lose the rest NIT boys this really sucks



  23. BBNstrive49
    7:21 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    If we didn’t have kentucky across our chest we would be a 12.



  24. BBNstrive49
    7:23 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Rise what does the team up the road have to do with this? I think you’re kinda slow just saying.



  25. Swizzle
    7:29 pm February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Ill take it, Purdue is slow as hell