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08:03 AM ET 01.15 | Is it getting late early for Kentucky? If today were Selection Sunday, the men's basketball Wildcats (10-5) have very little in their profile -- other than their name -- to suggest they deserve an invitation to the NCAA Tournament. ... [UK has only one win] over teams in the top 150. ... UK's strongest argument for NCAA tourney inclusion presently are close defeats to Duke (No. 1 in RPI) on a neutral floor and Louisville (No. 8 in RPI) on the road. ... Another reason to worry about Kentucky's NCAA tourney chances is that the Southeastern Conference is hardly a target-rich environment for potential "quality wins." The SEC has five teams currently ranked below 150 in the RPI. It has only two teams, No. 9 Florida and No. 23 Missouri, in the top 40.

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January 15, 2013  08:56 AM ET

With the talent they have, I can't see them not making the tournament unless they just want to to miss it on purpose and throw it away. JMO

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January 15, 2013  09:15 AM ET

It's time for Ashley to do another tuckus shot. It'll boost motivation (for the issuers of invititations).

January 15, 2013  10:12 AM ET

Gators gonna steal kittycat's thunder this year.

January 15, 2013  11:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Gators gonna steal kittycat's thunder this year.

That is correct.

And UTk's squad is on pace to be the most unwatchable in recent history.

January 15, 2013  11:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

That is correct.

Injury bug getting bad on us, though, so we could have a rough stretch here.

January 15, 2013  12:05 PM ET

Cat's will make tournament....still 15/16 conference games to play....they will peak at SEC tournament time and run the table with automatic qualifier....they are just raw talent now...six more weeks and they will be a force....

January 15, 2013  12:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

That is correct. And UTk's squad is on pace to be the most unwatchable in recent history.

Replays of the Earnie & Bernie show salve the hurt and pass the time.

January 15, 2013  01:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Replays of the Earnie & Bernie show salve the hurt and pass the time.

After getting used to watching Bruce Ball, of which layups and 3 pointers were the only shots taken, it is hard to watch this grind em down defensively combined with NO offense stuff that Cuonzo is showcasing.

January 15, 2013  01:18 PM ET
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After getting used to watching Bruce Ball, of which layups and 3 pointers were the only shots taken, it is hard to watch this grind em down defensively combined with NO offense stuff that Cuonzo is showcasing.

Is it just my observation being wrong or does it seem that Stokes plays in a slow-motion mode? to be that big and not be aggressive is unbelievable....he has talent, he's just not putting it into his play....

January 15, 2013  01:28 PM ET
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Is it just my observation being wrong or does it seem that Stokes plays in a slow-motion mode? to be that big and not be aggressive is unbelievable....he has talent, he's just not putting it into his play....

you would be correct. I don't know what happened with Stokes. I was so excited about watching him play this year and he is sluggish and looks uninterested half the time. But your guess is as good as mine as to the reason for that.

January 15, 2013  01:36 PM ET
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No way Kentucky misses the tournament.

We can hope it is so.

January 15, 2013  02:00 PM ET

Is it football season yet?

January 15, 2013  02:19 PM ET

So funny talking to my Kentucky friends that this is a "young" team with all the freshman that they have. Funny thing is they were even "younger" last year. Noel has been a huge disappointment filling in for Davis and nobody seems to care if they play or not. Losing to Baylor and Texas A&M at home is inexcusable. The Jayhawks (a young team by the way) proved that last night how to whip Baylor at home. I would love to see Kentucky miss the tourney.

January 15, 2013  03:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

That is correct. And UTk's squad is on pace to be the most unwatchable in recent history.

No, I believe that honor will go to the "Dores.......how embarrasing it is to watch....

 
January 15, 2013  03:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

That is correct. And UTk's squad is on pace to be the most unwatchable in recent history.

You obviously haven't seen TCU or Texas Tech play.....

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