It’s the most wonderful day of the year: Selection Sunday. And the Kentucky Wildcats draw the two seed in the Midwest region (of course) taking on the 15 seed Abilene Christian Wildcats in Jacksonville on Thursday.
Now, who’s the one seed in the Midwest? Why none other than the North Carolina Tar Heels (of course.) That’s followed by the Houston Cougars as the three seed, and the Kansas Jayhawks as the four seed. The Wildcats also get a chance at redemption against Seton Hall if both teams win their first round games.
Did you expect Kentucky to get an easy region?
Yeah, neither did I, but some think they actually did get a good draw.
Here’s what Twitter had to say about Kentucky’s draw:
No. 1 North Carolina. No. 2 Kentucky.— ESPN (@espn) March 17, 2019
The Midwest Region is set! pic.twitter.com/rHFnYaUYOX
.@UKCoachCalipari: “At the end of the day, everybody’s gotta get in the ring. ... I like my team.” pic.twitter.com/30bqIkcpON— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) March 17, 2019
The Tennessee loss really hurts bc South would be perfect.— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) March 17, 2019
But that draw is doable
Let’s do it!
Wofford/Seton Hall is an extremely tough potential 2nd round game. Other than, I really like our bracket and think we match up well with everyone.— KY Clips™️ (@KY_Clips) March 17, 2019
March 17, 2019
Interesting note on Abilene Christan, their second and fourth leading scorers were dismissed from the team in late February, but they still went on to win the Southland Tournament. @KentuckyRivals @RowlandRIVALS— David Sisk (@CoachDavidSisk) March 17, 2019
Offensively, Abilene Christian has a puncher's chance because they shoot the 3 well. They make .383 behind the arc, 19th nationally. Of their major contributors, they have 4 players who shoot 38% or better from 3.— Brian Evans (@KSRBEvans) March 17, 2019
Wow! #2 with UNC?!? Ok here we go. #NCAATournament— jared lorenzen (@JaredLorenzen22) March 17, 2019
Kentucky and North Carolina in the same region. DRINK!— Ian Teasley (@ianteasley) March 17, 2019
Committee: "We don't consider storylines."— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) March 17, 2019
Also Committee: Rick Pitino's son vs. the school that fired him. https://t.co/p12Q7TPEJd
Death— Ben Mattingly (@ben_mattingly) March 17, 2019
UK & UNC in the same region
Lol of course Kentucky gets bracket of death— ThrowboyTees (@ThrowboyTees) March 17, 2019
Of course, Kentucky ends up with UNC, Auburn, Kansas and Seton Hall— Evan Hatter (@ehatt493) March 17, 2019
I would not say “cake draw” about this region. See the West Region for a cake draw, but Kentucky has a very favorable path to the Elite Eight.
Cake draw for Kentucky.— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) March 17, 2019
Cats vs the world. Let’s go ball.— Jackson Hancock (@NotJackson00) March 17, 2019
Kentucky is the No. 2 seed in the Midwest. The Wildcats’ second game could be a rematch with Seton Hall. The Wildcats’ fourth game could be a rematch with North Carolina.— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) March 17, 2019
If you can’t beat Abilene, Wofford, and Houston then you aren’t a title contender.— #BBN All Things UK (@BBNWonka) March 17, 2019
Potential path to final four for the Kentucky.— BIG BLUE NATION #BBN (@UKBasketbalI) March 17, 2019
Could have been MUCH worse. #BBN
I can't believe it. Cats get SCREWED again by the NCAA. I keep thinking there has to be fairness and logic, but no way. NCAA has no way to explain this one— Vaughts' Views (@vaughtsviews) March 17, 2019
Don’t understand how you can justifiably put UNC as a #1 seed over Kentucky.— Big Blue Nation (@BigB1ue9ation) March 16, 2019
Kentucky has more Quad 1 wins
Kentucky easily handled UNC on a neutral court
So on the overall seeds list (starting with the 2s), it was— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) March 17, 2019
6 Michigan St
The selection chair said that MSU jumped UK because of their win this afternoon. If they had lost, UK would have been in the East.— Larry Glover Live (@larrygloverlive) March 17, 2019
What???? The chairman just said Michigan State leapfrogged Kentucky today, so how the hell are they in with Duke?— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) March 17, 2019
Not trying to look too far ahead with Wofford, Houston, Iowa State and obviously Seton Hall being tough teams, BUT it’s hard to not want revenge on Luke Maye shattering every Cats fan’s heart in 2017— Barstool UK (@BarstoolUK) March 17, 2019
Keldon Johnson on how the loss yesterday prepared them for the tournament: “We are just hungry.”— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) March 17, 2019
Cal doing his NBA stars flex is my favorite Cal pic.twitter.com/MOQLzKTfK6— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) March 17, 2019
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