Kentucky does not have to be a one-seed to play in the South Regional.
Since before the start of the 2018-19 college basketball season, the Big Blue Nation has put the Yum! Center, the host site for the South Regional, in its crosshairs. For a time, playing in Louisville for a spot in the Final Four looked improbable. That’s no longer the case.
ESPN’s Joe Lunardi and CBS’ Jerry Palm currently have the Cats as the one-seed in the South Regional. If the Cats slip up down the stretch, they can still find a way to play in Louisville.
Stanford A.D. Bernard Muir, the chair of the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee, said there would be no problem placing Kentucky as a No. 2 seed in Louisville, Jerry Tipton reports. Some believe the one-seed in the South would get a raw deal if Kentucky was the two, but according to the committee chair, that does not matter.
If UK does get the two-seed in Louisville, the one-seed could not be Tennessee. Playing out all of the different seeding scenarios can be confusing. The Cats can keep it simple by beating the Vols in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament.