The NCAA Tournament is officially under way and Kentucky plays their first round game with St. Peter’s on Thursday.
The Wildcats were placed as the No. 2 seed in their respective region and have had that same placement six times before. Kentucky Sports Radio’s Adam Luckett took a deep dive into how those six tournament bids as a No. 2 seed panned out.
How does a 20-5 NCAA Tournament record with 5 Elite Eight appearances in 6 attempts sound? Getting to the Final Four has been an issue, but Kentucky has had many deep runs as a No. 2 seed.https://t.co/lT9kM7kWGG— Adam Luckett (@AdamLuckettKSR) March 15, 2022
As a No. 2 seed, the Wildcats are undefeated in the opening round. While they’ve also had good success in the Sweet 16, there has been a pattern of falters in the Elite Eight. Although most college basketball programs would take that every year, Kentucky comes with much different expectations — especially when you have the capability of this Kentucky team.
The Wildcats finished the year with a 25-6 regular season record and third-best in-conference. Despite an early exit from the SEC Tournament, Kentucky still has the second-best odds (+630) to cut down the nets in New Orleans.
Head coach John Calipari and his team will tip off their Big Dance with Saint Peter’s on Thursday evening at 7:10 pm ET in Indianapolis.
Tweet of the Day
Third bracket sheet ripped up and thrown away… I may have a problem.— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) March 16, 2022
This... This is the tweet.
Jarred has settled in nicely with Minnesota.
First KAT and now Kyrie.
Because the committee could care less about the SEC Tournament.
So long, Freddie Freeman.
Humbling finish for their first road loss.
Daniel Jones out the door?
Anyone else hope Payne would take over when Cal retires?
Brady comes back and immediately gets more assets.