Kentucky has had its fair share of disappointing losses – Evansville, Utah, and South Carolina being the three stinkers – but the impressive victories are now starting to pile up for the Wildcats.
On the year, they’ve now defeated the likes of Michigan State (neutral floor), Louisville, Texas Tech (road), Mississippi State, Tennessee (road), and LSU (road).
Kentucky’s resume had been one of the key reasons for the Wildcats falling short in most advanced rating systems, but what if I told you I had a statistic for you that threw all of the analytics and numbers out the window?
According to Corey Price of UK Athletics, Kentucky’s crucial road victories over Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and LSU bode well for the team’s chances in the NCAA Tournament.
The last three seasons the Wildcats pulled off road victories in Knoxville, Nashville, and Baton Rouge were in 2011-2012, 1997-1998, and 1995-1996.
What’s the significance of those three years? You guessed it, Kentucky has won a national championship.
The last 3 seasons in which Kentucky defeated LSU in Baton Rouge, Tennessee in Knoxville, and Vanderbilt in Nashville: 2011-2012, 1997-1998, 1995-1996.
— Corey Price (@coreyp08) February 19, 2020
Say what you want about the team and whether they look the part of a group capable of winning a title, but numbers never lie.