Matt Norlander of CBS Sports has ranked the best games of the day and he has the Cats and Shockers at #1.
1. No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 10 Wichita State (South). The most anticipated game of any between Saturday and Sunday, without question. The under-seeded Shockers won ugly over Dayton — and it was impressive. Few teams look like they play harder than this one. Gregg Marshall’s guys rank as the No. 5 team in all of college basketball at KenPom.com. Who’s No. 4? Kentucky. This is the rematch of the 2014 second-round game, only the roles are reversed. UK is the higher seed, while Wichita State can play spoiler. And UK can’t be happy it was placed in this quadrant with such a good team so early. The Wildcats weren’t overly impressive against Northern Kentucky, either. A lot of people will jump on the Wichita State number, I believe. The key for the Shockers will be keeping Landry Shamet out of foul trouble and having Shaq Morris body up on Bam Adebayo. Should be a great game. Should be a great weekend. 2:40 p.m., CBS
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