Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
Am I the only one who thinks that Kentucky will still be an NCAA team, capable of going fairly deep this season?
I'm not saying they WILL be an NCAA team, I'm saying they can be. They are by no means a lock to make the tournament, with how weak the SEC is this season, I wouldn't be shocked if Florida is the only team to make it.
I see two options with this team:
1. The players rally around Nerlens, Cal uses his injury as motivation for his players, and they start to play. For that to happen, Poythress stops being a teddy bear and starts to become the Mashburn player you described, and Archie stops being, well, Archie.
2. They can fold, winning only against the weakest of the SEC teams. They lose to Tennessee this weekend, Georgia and Arkansas on the road, and get embarrassed again by Florida at Rupp and against Missouri for College Gameday.
I'm not giving up on this team, but Saturday at Thomson-Boling Arena will tell how the rest of the season is going to be.