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Kentucky tops Andy Katz’s list of “Teams You Don’t Want to Face in March”

This NCAA Tournament is shaping up to be one of the most wide open in recent memory, but Andy Katz is pushing his chips in on the Cats. On the latest episode of his March Madness 365 podcast, Katz put Kentucky No. 1 on his list of “Teams You Don’t Want To Face In March,” arguing that John Calipari’s squad has all the pieces to make a title run.

“No. 1 is Kentucky. Kentucky right now is a team that a lot of teams don’t want to face. Nick Richards is playing as well, if not better than any big man in the country. He had an unbelievable 25 [point], 14 [rebound] game with 4 blocks at Texas Tech and he’s making free throws. Ashton Hagans has become an anchor on the perimeter, an extension of John Calipari. Tyrese Maxey can go off. We’ve seen it this season where he doesn’t shy away from the big moment against a high-profile team. And Immanuel Quickley bought into his role as a compliment to Hagans.

“They’ve got all the pieces, and I think when Kentucky comes, you get everyone’s attention and right now, I don’t know how many teams want to face Kentucky.”

Here’s the complete top ten:

1. Kentucky
2. Illinois
3. Florida State
4. Seton Hall
5. Gonzaga
6. Kansas
7. West Virginia
8. Oregon
9. Baylor
10. San Diego State

To hear all of the podcast, click here. Katz starts talking about Kentucky around the 30-minute mark.

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4 Comments for Kentucky tops Andy Katz’s list of “Teams You Don’t Want to Face in March”



  1. ColoradoCatFan88
    10:23 pm January 30, 2020 Permalink

    If we can get pat the first 2 games, I believe we’ll have a very legitimate shot of winning it all



  2. syrin23
    12:13 am January 31, 2020 Permalink

    We could win it all, but we will have trouble matching up against a team with a big, strong physical inside player. Nick Richards still isn’t strong enough to defend that sort of player and gets in foul trouble, so either we use Sesstina, or double team. beyond that, we could win it all.



  3. Bluebloodtoo
    1:16 am January 31, 2020 Permalink

    Illinois? Please say it ain’t so… please say they don’t REALLY have an actual good team…. ugh.