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Will the Wildcats make the NCAA Tournament?

Time to build a quality resume is running out.

NCAA Basketball: North Carolina at Kentucky Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time since the 1926-27 season, the Kentucky Wildcats are off to a 1-5 start.

After winning their season opener against a Morehead State team ranked 303rd in the Ken Pom rankings, Kentucky has lost five straight, including losing to Richmond and Notre Dame at Rupp Arena, losing by 17 to a Georgia Tech team that lost to two mid-majors (Georgia State and Mercer) and losses to quality Kansas and North Carolina teams.

Now, UK is left with just two scheduled non-conference games left (Louisville Dec. 26 and Texas Jan. 30) and SEC Play to turn around their season.

As of now, the Wildcats are nowhere to be found in any bracket projections and with the SEC currently only having two-ranked teams in No. 8 Tennessee and No. 14 Missouri, time is running out to collect quality wins meaning it may take an SEC Tournament victory to secure an NCAA title bid.

Making matters worse is Cam’Ron Fletcher has been asked to step away from the team, and there could be more dissension within John Calipari’s program.

While sitting at 1-5, UK likely can still get back in the tournament race by dominating conference play, taking at least one game from either Louisville or Texas, or receive an auto-bid by winning the SEC Tournament.

Can the Cats make it to March? Or will they miss out on the NCAA Tournament for just the second time since 2000?

Make your prediction in the poll below:


Will UK make the NCAA Tournament?

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