A shocking loss to Vanderbilt on Friday night in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals may have cost Kentucky a spot in the NCAA tournament. The Wildcats have only missed the tournament once over the last two decades. For the Commodores, the upset victory leaves Kevin Stallings' young team two wins away from improbable back-to-back SEC Tournament titles.
The Kentucky Wildcats failed miserably in their first test without Nerlens Noel. It was a 30-point thrashing to an NIT team down in Knoxville -- and had me wondering whether I was sane when I said the 'Cats could be better without Noel in the lineup.