NCAA Tournament March Madness

#14 Kentucky

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Projected seed: 4

Kentucky has shown flashes of brilliance this season, especially on the offensive side of the court, where they've proven they can keep up with the country's elite. Key victories such as the one over North Carolina signal the Wildcats can claw into the top tier. Their offensive prowess was also on display against a high-caliber Alabama squad. However, the Wildcats have shown significant vulnerability on the defensive end, an Achilles' heel evident in unexpected setbacks such as the loss to South Carolina and tight games against teams they were expected to handle more comfortably. The squad's inconsistent defense could be a red flag entering tournament play. Upcoming showdowns present opportunities for redemption and solidifying their tournament resume, with the game against Tennessee being a particularly crucial litmus test of their ability to contest deep into March.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6New Mexico St256W86-46
11/10TX A&M Commerce326W81-61
11/14(N)Kansas18L89-84
11/17Stonehill359W101-67
11/20St Joseph's PA121W96-88
11/24Marshall236W118-82
11/28Miami FL78W95-73
12/2UNC Wilmington118L80-73
12/9(N)Penn221W81-66
12/16(N)North Carolina6W87-83
12/21@Louisville234W95-76
12/29Illinois St163W96-70
1/6@Florida23W87-85
1/9Missouri175W90-77
1/13@Texas A&M44L97-92
1/17Mississippi St21W90-77
1/20Georgia97W105-96
1/23@South Carolina15L79-62
1/27@Arkansas114W63-57
1/31Florida23L94-91
2/3Tennessee5L103-92
2/6@Vanderbilt243W109-77
2/10Gonzaga16L89-85
2/13Mississippi58W75-63
2/17@Auburn7W70-59
2/21@LSU88L75-74
2/24Alabama11W117-95
2/27@Mississippi St21W91-89
3/2Arkansas114W111-102
3/6Vanderbilt24394%
3/9@Tennessee526%