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How Kentucky can keep off the bubble

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08:20 AM ET 03.13 | Most years, Kentucky doesn't have a thing to worry about. This year, the Cats are in a three-way tie for second place in a conference Jeff Sagarin's computer ranks as the sport's seventh-best. "The other side is," Calipari argued Tuesday, "of what we were and where we were, that's pretty good stuff." Good enough? The guess here is that a Friday loss tosses Kentucky right back into the hopper with all those teams that will be rubbing good-luck charms on Sunday night. A trip to Saturday's semifinals equals a little breathing room. A berth in Sunday's final and you can put the blood pressure medicine back in the bottle. In the end, however, it's up to those nine men and one woman meeting this weekend in Indianapolis.

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March 13, 2013  08:39 AM ET

The article has it right IMO, all ya's gots to do is win a couple in the SEC tourney, that ain't so hard is it?

March 13, 2013  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The article has it right IMO, all ya's gots to do is win a couple in the SEC tourney, that ain't so hard is it?

Not too hard this year.

March 13, 2013  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Not too hard this year.

This crew will have a field day with that comment. I should have worded it differently.

March 13, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Not too hard this year.

they have pills to fix that problem now....

March 13, 2013  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

they have pills to fix that problem now....

How does Nexium(R) fix that?

March 13, 2013  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

How does Nexium(R) fix that?

That's purple....you're looking for the little blue ones...


and stupid little spinny thingy!!!!

March 13, 2013  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Not too hard this year.

Used to be the eye candy on these threads could fix that problem! :(

March 13, 2013  10:02 AM ET

but to answer the question, Calipari will need to send his bagmen to at least 6 of the committee members...

March 13, 2013  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

all ya's gots to do is win a couple in the SEC tourney, that ain't so hard is it?

I wouldn't think it would be that hard to win a couple of games in the SEC basketball tourney!!!!

March 13, 2013  10:11 AM ET

Right on cue.

March 13, 2013  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Right on cue.

ROFLMAO!



If you put food out, the animals will come and feast.

March 13, 2013  11:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Not too hard this year.

9 teams in the SEC have a top 100 RPI ranking. Certainly not easy.

March 13, 2013  12:56 PM ET

A bunch of freshmen running and dunking and trading baskets? smh not interested.

March 13, 2013  01:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

9 teams in the SEC have a top 100 RPI ranking. Certainly not easy.

They're worried about beating teams in the top 100, so that they get into a top 64 tourney?

If they can't beat ALL of them, just be quiet and go to the NIT.

 
March 13, 2013  01:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I wouldn't think it would be that hard to win a couple of games in the SEC basketball tourney!!!!

Shouldn't be. SEC is pretty weak this year.

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