The new bracket projects Kentucky as the No. 4 seed in the West Region, playing its first two games in Denver against Akron and then the Iowa State/Valparaiso winner. Win those and the Cats would travel to Anaheim, where Oklahoma, the region’s top seed, would likely be the first opponent.
Miami, Oregon and Purdue are possible foes for a potential Elite Eight game for a spot in the Final Four.
9. Oregon State
5. Iowa State
7. South Carolina
15. New Mexico State