In an interview with CSN’s Chris Miller and Tony Massenburg, John Wall openly called out the NCAA selection committee for where they placed (and consistently place) Duke in the tournament bracket.
“NCAA got their favoritism where they hide teams,” Wall said. “Go look at Duke’s bracket and tell me how easy their coaching’s gonna be until they play whoever they play. Who do they play? Villanova maybe?”
He has a point. Baylor is arguably the weakest #3 seed and the only formidable opponent the Blue Devils could face before the Elite Eight.
“Coach K wins his championships, I give him all that, he’s a great coach. Heck of a coach. But why does Duke always end up with the easiest bracket when they’re not the overall number one seed?”
Big Blue Nation has been airing this complaint for years, especially as Kentucky sits in this year’s region of death.
Potential Wichita St, UCLA, North Carolina road? Kentucky the early leader for bracket of death. Of course they’ve emerged from those before— Eric Crawford (@ericcrawford) March 12, 2017
Check out the full video of John Wall’s interview below: