top four seeds will be playing for the tournament title
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om Leach and Mike Pratt will have the UK radio network call on 630 AM and 98.1 FM in Lexington or online at UKAthletics.com. You can also listen to the game via the SEC Radio Network.
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Odds UT opened as a 1 point favorite. KenPom projected UT to be a 2 point favorite on a ‘neutral’ court. However, we’ve seen that the Cats are basically playing a home game in the Scottrade Center https://www.kentuckywildcatscenter.com/dominique-hawkins-jersey-c-12.html, which was about 80 percent UK fans on Saturday. KenPom projects UK to be a 2 point favorite if this were a home game. ESPN gives UT a 58.1 percent chance of winning.
Predictions KenPom gives UK a 57 percent chance of winning and projects a 70 68 win for the Cats in a home game scenario. For a neutral game, KenPom gives UT a 56 percent chance of winning and projects a 70 68 win for the Vols.
VegasInsider projects an 82 79 win for the Cats. The Cats advanced this far after dominating wins over Georgia and Alabama. The latter was an 86 63 over the Tide thanks to 23 points — including 7 of 7 shooting from three point range — from sophomore forward Wenyen Gabriel.
While the Cats have looked like the best team in St. Louis, it was Tennessee who swept the regular season series. The Vols won 76 65 when the teams met in Knoxville. They also won a thriller in Rupp Arena by a narrow 61 59 margin.
That was the second of what turned into a four game losing streak for the Cats, who went on to win six of their next seven games and look like a Final Four contender in the process.
Kentucky Wildcats blitz Alabama Highlights, Box Score and Game MVP UK Basketball John Calipari recaps dominant win over Alabama As for the Vols, they went on to earn a share of the SEC regular season championship, though they entered the tournament as the No. 2 seed after Auburn beat them in the head to head matchup.
The Cats wound up with the No. 4 seed, which turned out to be really significant. The last four champions have done so after scoring a double bye, and all 14 title game participants over the last seven years have been a top four seed.
Make it 16 now as two of the top four seeds will be playing for the tournament title on Sunday.
For what it’s worth, UK has made it to the Final Four in both seasons they lost in the SEC title game 2012 2014 , so a loss Sunday wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing for the Cats.