Originally Posted by WMR
Fortunately for UK they're not playing teams from last year or two years ago.
Saying the ceiling for a preseason top 3 team is the sweet 16 isn't logical.
Never said it was. Their ceiling is national champ.
Their likely spot, IMO, is much lower than their pre-season ranking.
The ranking is as much about how little talent is left in CBB and Calipari's coaching acumen with young players as it is about the team itself. IMO, this team is short athletically (5 great athletes, little else), on the bench (nobody to count on and two 50/50 guys) and shooting (only Wiltjer is a knock-down guy). Not only that, this may be the first Calipari team that will be outside the top 20 in total defense, as Wiltjer's not good, Noel and Cauley-Stein are freshmen, Poythress has a questionable motor, and Harrow is short and slight.
Calipari says they'll run, run, run. I hope so. I love when teams do that. I think they'll be fun to watch play the DDMO, especially with Wiltjer camped in the corner. They could score 80+ a game just about every game. But they'll struggle, IMO, to stop anyone. Especially early. And once teams in the SEC slow it down (and they will), I don't know who'll end up able to score one on one.