Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
It would be funny to see UK fans backtrack (as they did two years ago with the Brandon Knight/ Josh Harrelson team) if they go on to another Final Four. At that point, all you'll hear is these fans just knew how good this team could be.
I like Kentucky's team to go to at least the Elite Eight, not because they are currently one of the top teams in the country, but because they have the most talent of anyone in the country, and Calipari has a penchant (especially over the past five years) for his teams peaking at the right time.
Any team with two bigs who can defend, two very good shooters, and the elite athleticism at three spots on the floor is going to be a tough out. Depending on matchups and seeding, thsi could very well be another Final Four squad.
I hope you are right. I am certainly not writing them off and give them about as much chance as anyone. I mean look at our games against # 1 Duke and #4 Louisville.
This team definitely has the talent to compete as you stated.
Harrow and WCS are improving every game. Noel is playing steady as well and Wiltjer seems to be finding his shot.
Right now though I just dont see this current group being able to win 6 games in a row come tourney time. The talent is there but I just have my doubts. Now if they surprise me and do a 15-3 confernece record, then we I may have bigger hopes for them. At this point, I am still saying Sweet 16. (which I am not complaining as we cant have a Final Four every year)