NCAA: Bring on the madness

The Kentucky Wildcats are on pace to pull off something hat hasn’t happened in nearly four decades: Have an undefeated season and win the NCAA Men’s Div. I National Championship. The last team to accomplish such a feat was the Indiana Hoosiers in 1976.
The team came out to a fierce start demolishing No. 5 Kansas 72-40 and as scary as it is to say, they may have improved since that time.

Though not a single player eclipses 12 points per game, the team runs deep and shuts down teams with what can only be described as the best defense in the nation.

Thier first run in post season play came in the SEC Tournament in which they demolished every team in their way, winning each game by an average of 18 points with a 15 point victory over Arkansas.

The play of sophomore guard Andrew Harrison was consistent and strong leading the team in scoring in two of the three games and doing a stellar job along with his teammates in shutting down opposing teams’ offense.

Since the Wildcats found their way to the NCAA stage unbeaten, an early spoiler is unlikely. That being said, there are a two teams that they may find trouble with later on in the bracket.

One of these teams is the rough riding 2 seed Virginia Cavaliers. The team ranks horridly in most team offensive statistics but has a fast paced and ferocious defense. This along with ball control can simply suffocate their opponents into an easy victory. The 29-3 Cavs’ size is also incredibly respectable and is not to be overlooked as the may be the only team able to hang pound for pound with the Wildcat squad in the tourney finals.

The other team that is being overlooked is the Arizona Wildcats. The team may have some poor timed losses, but they still are beyond a shadow of a doubt better than most teams in the country. With a deep roster that features an array of scoring options, the Wildcats could easily get hot and send the (other) Wildcats home in the semi-finals.

March Madness begins on March 19 and ensures to bring an exciting tourney.

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