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Kentucky Wildcats

Good wins: vs. Vanderbilt, vs. Mississippi, vs. Louisville, vs. Connecticut (Neutral), Florida (twice). Bad losses: at South Carolina Strengths Talent: Kentucky may be the most athletic and talented team in the country. The Wildcats are led by three freshmen in John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Bledsoe. Wall and Cousins lead the team in scoring…. more »

Bubble Watch: 2/26/08

First, the recap: Big Ten: Ohio State. The Big Ten’s weekly entrant in this column is one loss away from dropping out of the bracket. OSU is an abysmal 1-8 against the RPI Top 50. Fortunately, or unfortunately, for them they still have three opportunities to improve that record: @Indiana, H-Purdue, and H-Michigan State in… more »

SEC Mid-Season Review

How bad is the SEC? Entering conference play, many believed it to be the worst of the six major conferences. According to the overall RPI, the league hasn’t done much to prove that prediction incorrect. The SEC is fifth in the country in conference RPI, ahead of only the Big Ten. However, just one week… more »

Kentucky Creeps Into the Bracket Discussion

Heading into a big game against the Vanderbilt Commodores tonight, Billy Gillispie’s team may be one of the hottest in the country (non-Stanford, non-Drake category). Despite a non-conference RPI of 210, which many argued would be Kentucky’s R.I.P., history suggests the Wildcats would be looking awfully strong for an NCAA bid if they can beat… more »

2007 Coaching Carousel Starts Spinning

Smith out at KentuckyAt the end of the day Rick Pitino was right, sort of. In an interview with ESPN’s Mike and Mike during Championship Week, the Louisville head coach gave his opinion on Kentucky’s coaching situation. “If Kentucky fires Tubby Smith, their program will regress for the next 15 years,” Pitino said. Dick Vitale… more »

2007 Kentucky Wildcats

Team Personality: Resiliency. Tubby Smith, Kentucky’s coach, has been receiving calls for his removal for years now. The Big Blue faithful lose faith after every loss. Tubby manages to fight his way through the jungle of negativity with machete-like perseverance. His team follows his lead on the court. Even when shots are not falling and… more »

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