Dick Vitale on today's Mike and Mike

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    Dick Vitale on today's Mike and Mike

    I was listening to Dick Vitale being interviewed on Mike and Mike this morning. He was talking about the upcoming NCAA tournament. Perhaps I heard him wrong, but I think he said that if UK were in any region besides the one they have been placed in (with OSU), he would have them going to the Final Four in his brackets. Did anyone else hear this?

    Does anyone find this surprising? If Vitale is right in his assessment of UK, then the Wildcats really got screwed in the tournament selection since he's saying they would have been a Final Four team if placed in a different bracket, but as it stands with them being in with OSU, they will be nothing better than a Sweet 16 team this year.
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    Dick's opinion doesn't make them any more or less screwed.

    The committee basically ranked them lower than any other rating system (RPI, KenPom, Sagarin, AP poll, or coach's poll) has them ranked. That's why they got a raw deal.

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    Still not sure what this tourney committee was looking at??



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    What bothers me is the conference tournament evidently doesn't mean a thing to the selection committee. UK's winning the SEC tournament and beating Florida 2 out of 3 times means nothing. Losing at UNC by 2, at Florida by 2, and the other SEC away games by 1 to 2 points (with a young team that is now playing much better basketball---which should definitely be a huge consideration in the selection process!!!) means nothing. It's not like they were blown away by anyone this year, other than the UConn game where they wore down and Jones got in foul trouble.
    Florida and UNC get a 2 seed, and their resumes and records are no better than UK's. It's a big joke imo, and a bias against UK and Calipari by the NCAA. When is it ever enough with them? Kanter isn't ruled eligible. I truly believe with him on the team UK wins the national championship this year. And if he signs with any other school he plays this year. I'll never believe otherwise, and I have plenty of company outside of BBN who belive likewise---like Vitale and Bilas.

    I've ranted long enough but this is starting to make the NCAA look dirty and stupid imho. There is no justification in a 4 seed when UK is the only top 10 RPI team in that category.

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    ^Great post Prof. I completely agree with you on all counts.

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