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Joe Lunardi has Kentucky on the verge of a 2 seed

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So close.

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The Kentucky Wildcats are on quite the run with the postseason closing in fast.

After beginning the season 8-3, the Wildcats have won 16 of their last 18 games and just won the SEC regular-season title with two games still left to be played before the SEC Tournament kicks off in Nashville.

If UK runs the table between now and Selection Sunday, a 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament is very much in play, at least based on Joe Lunardi’s latest bracketology seed ranking:

The Wildcats check in as the No. 9 overall team, which means they’d be the highest 3 seed and needing only a few slip-ups from teams like Florida State, Maryland, Dayton and/or Seton Hall to move up into the 2 line.

But again, that will likely require UK to win its final two regular-season games against Tennessee and at Florida, then at the very least make it to the SEC Tournament Championship Game.

Depending on how good of a finish those teams in front of UK have, the Wildcats may need to win the title game as well to earn a 2 seed in the Big Dance. Any one loss probably keeps UK at a 3 seed, and multiple losses will put them in danger of falling to a 4 seed.

As wild of a season as it’s been, you have to like the spot UK is in heading into the postseason, but there’s still work to be done to ensure the Wildcats have a manageable path to the Final Four.