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UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

Posted on: January 28, 2012 6:43 pm
Edited on: January 28, 2012 6:49 pm
By Gary Parrish

Kentucky played another basketball game and killed another basketball team on Saturday.

This time the victim was LSU.

And it's starting to look like the Wildcats are the lone trustworthy thing in the sport.

Sure, John Calipari will continue to question his team and build others up because that's what he does. But there's no denying that the third-year Kentucky coach doesn't just have the nation's most talented roster. He's also got the country's top team. And the Wildcats are playing like it. And they're just a wild 3-pointer away from sitting here in late January with a 22-0 record.

Think about that.

If Christian Watford's buzzer-beater doesn't swish, Kentucky is undefeated.

Nobody else is literally one shot away from perfection.

Syracuse was handled at Notre Dame. Ohio State was handled at Illinois. Missouri was handled at Oklahoma State. North Carolina was handled at UNLV (and destroyed at Florida State). Baylor was handled at home by Missouri. Kansas was handled at Iowa State. Duke was handled at Temple. Georgetown was handled at Pittsburgh. Michigan State was handled at Northwestern and Michigan. And I just listed everybody else in the top 10 of the latest AP poll. Put another way, seven (Syracuse, Ohio State, Missouri, Kansas, Duke, Georgetown and Michigan State) of the nine schools not named Kentucky that are ranked in the top 10 have lost to a currently unranked opponent, and the other two have either lost at home (Baylor to Missouri) or been routed (North Carolina at FSU).

Meantime, the Wildcats are rolling.

I'm not saying they'll finish the regular season with one loss.

But they sure look like they could, don't they?
Category: NCAAB

Since: Feb 27, 2010
Posted on: January 28, 2012 7:49 pm

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

Yeah, we know how you feel about Kentucky, Gary. With Melo in the lineup, Syracuse would be sitting at 23-0 and this column wouldn't exist. I think it's funny that you say Kentucky is the one trustworthy team when they barely beat a crappy Alabama team at home and they looked pretty unimpressive against a horrbile Georgia team. Oh, and how impressive was that 10 point win at home against Old Dominion? Or that 3 point win against the sub .500 Tennessee team?
Syracuse is #1 in the RPI rankings and plays in a much superior league. If Syracuse and Kentucky were to play tomorrow, my money is on the Cuse.

Since: Jun 4, 2009
Posted on: January 28, 2012 7:42 pm

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

UK has had a lot squeakers in a terrible conference. Let's see where they are in ACC, B.E., or Big 10. Heck even Big 12.

Since: Jun 9, 2011
Posted on: January 28, 2012 7:40 pm

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

it was against LSU, uk has struggled with many weak teams but since theyre the top in sec they get everyones best shot, such bull, cant wait till this team gets handled by florida. 

Since: Mar 14, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2012 7:22 pm

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

yeah, yeah, all that stuff is great....but still not good enough for some cbs posters.

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