Originally Posted by Razor Shines
Well, I said earlier this season when Texas was ranked #1 that I wanted to see UT and UK play. I've been to a few of the games this year, and I still think they have the talent to beat UK, but Barnes doesn't have any control over that team. It's been kinda sad to see it fall apart.
They have the talent to beat Wake whether they play as a team or not, but it will be close and it wouldn't surprise me if they got beat. If they play as a team they can give Kentucky a good game, but I expect Texas to get blown out if they make it that far.
I was worried about a possible UK-Texas matchup but I am starting to think the second round isn't going to be a problem. It won't be a cakewalk, but I wouldn't lose any sleep over playing Texas or Wake.
Texas's team this year reminds me of UK's "Team Turmoil" which ended up as 8 or 9 seeds and spiraled out of control. They have the athleticism and depth to match Kentucky, but no clear leader or PG on that team.
Wake OTOH is led by Dino Gaudio, who might be the definition of a D-1 coach that is in over his head.