Suffice to say, the SEC has not shaken out the way anyone would have predicted in mid-December.
Missouri is the last undefeated team in the league, and Kentucky has the same amount of losses as Vanderbilt and Auburn. Granted, not every loss or undefeated season is created equal. But Kentucky’s losses in two of the last three games have fans in Lexington wondering what’s going on with Big Blue.
In lauding Kentucky’s great freshman class, maybe we forgot the freshman part as the Wildcats are finding their way through the season.
Two of the most storied programs in college basketball will collide on Saturday evening, as the 11th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats come calling on the 18th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels at the Smith Center.
At first, the question for Kentucky’s trip to North Carolina on Saturday is: How did we get here?
The Wildcats and the Tar Heels have four losses between them. Kentucky’s two losses, even on neutral courts to major teams, are probably two more than fans hoped they’d see at this stage of the season. North Carolina’s two losses aren’t that surprising as a number. That the losses came to Belmont and UAB and not Louisville and Michigan State is shocking.