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Updated bracketology gives Kentucky a favorable path

Kentucky could manage to avoid Duke, Virginia and UNC.

Following the Kentucky Wildcats’ loss to Tennessee, Joe Lunardi released his updated Bracketology and it is a favorable path for the Cats in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

The only downside to the bracket is that he has us headed out West, but he currently has UK slated as the 2 seed with Gonzaga as the 1.

If the Cats had to play the highest seed each round, they would have to play Abilene Christian, Wofford, Florida State and Gonzaga in order to get to the Final Four.

The first-round games for the Cats would be played in Jacksonville with the second weekend Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games being played in Anaheim. Not exactly the best locations for the BBN, but we know how passionate the fans are and that they would be willing to make the trip.

If you told me that this was Kentucky’s path to Minneapolis, then I would take that right now, regardless of location. Matchups are far more important than where the games are played with ease of travel.

However, the likelihood of UK still ending up in a bracket with Duke is still high. But seeing this bracketology shows a real possibility of Kentucky avoiding the Blue Devils until either the Final Four or Championship game.

Despite the lengthy travels, this would be a near-best-case scenario for Kentucky and a path that they should be good with on Selection Sunday.

You can see the full Bracketology here.