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Of course Kentucky is the favorite. All a loss brought was a blemish to an otherwise stellar regular season mark or a defeat in the SEC tournament.
But now is when it counts. There would have been NCAA tournament pressure on a Kentucky team that went , but a team will have more pressure with every game, from the media, fans and themselves.
No matter what a year-old might say, the specter of history will be felt one way or the other. Their draw is TOO easy.
Think about this: The potential No. When they first met, UK beat KU by 32 points. And that was against a Jayhawks team that might have been better in November then they are now! A theoretical match up if Kansas even makes the Elite Eight, which is a stretch would be closer, but Kentucky should cruise.
There will be a test, much like there was in when UK had to face in-state rival Louisville in the national semifinal and Kansas in the final. And a test is going to be a problem.
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During the season, Kentucky basketball players have probably felt pressure for 60 seconds, at most. That major showdown with Kansas on Nov. A big game with Texas on the first weekend in December?
UK easily won by And those two mega-matchups on December weekends against North Carolina and Louisville?
Kentucky took both with ease, winning by 14 and 8, respectively. Sure, there were back-to-back overtime games in January against mediocre teams one made the tournament as an No.
A run later, the perfect season was saved. Kentucky won those games both because they knew they were better and because they were better.
But what happens when they get to the Final Four and face teams that are, if not as good, at least on their level?
Or what if Arizona makes it out of the West and Kentucky has to face a team with both size and a smooth-handling, veteran point guard? Just ask Derrick Rose. The top overall seeds rarely win the tournament.
In the past 10 years, the No.
This is really, really hard. No problem. How will they react when they finally do? I think it ends in a loss.
Their dominance is what makes the NCAA tournament one of the most compelling in recent memory. It would be one of the great achievements in sports history. He likes tennis and Bob Dylan more than you do, unless you're a huge tennis or Dylan fan -- then he probably likes them about the same.