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How will Kentucky perform in the Big Dance?

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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.

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.

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