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ESPN Reseeds the NCAA Tournament and Actually Drops Kentucky to a 3-seed

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ESPN has taken the remaining 16 teams in the NCAA Tournament and reseeded them.

For whatever reason, they decided to drop Kentucky to a 3-seed.

Additionally, ESPN ranks Kentucky No. 10 of the 16 final teams.

Here’s their reasoning:



10. Kentucky Wildcats (Reseed: 3, previous seed: 2)

The Wildcats have three players who will probably secure slots in the first round of the NBA draft this summer (De’Aaron Fox, Bam Adebayo and Malik Monk). So how did they end up in a single-digit affair with Northern Kentucky, eligible for the NCAA tournament for the first time, and locked into a one-point game in the final seconds against double-digit seed Wichita State (yes, the Shockers deserved better from the selection committee) after making just 33 percent of their shots in the first half of the win? Well, Monk is just 6-for-21 overall and 2-for-11 from the 3-point line through two rocky tourney games. The Wildcats seem more surmountable and less Kentucky-like when he’s off. He may shake that funk in Memphis this week. But if he doesn’t? Well, Kentucky’s ride could end.

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2 Comments

  1. David

    Mar 20, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    where is espn favorite team that might Duke and the Louisville team answer home Duke would not have a 2 seed if was not for espn cry they should have been lucky to be a 12 seed lose 3 of reg season and then lost to North Carolina last reg season game plus Acc tourney so in other words shut up

  2. Anthony Smith

    Mar 21, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    We see what happened to ESPN’s favorite conference ACC they were given 9 spots in the tournament and have 1 team left. Whoever said Kentucky was the 10th best team out of the teams in the sweet 16 is a complete moron.

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