Tuesday, March 15, 2011

SI's Mandel has Kentucky in Final Four

The more I study this Ohio State team, the further inclined I am to believe that Kentucky has a legitimate shot at making it to the Final Four.

Here's Stewart Mandel's take on Kentucky's chance.
The Pick: Kentucky

Yep -- a surprise. In any other region, Ohio State would be my Final Four pick, but the Buckeyes will have the misfortune of running into a No. 4 seed that happens to be more talented, albeit young. The Wildcats' Terrence Jones and Brandon Knight are both possible lottery picks this spring, and Doron Lamb could be a first-rounder next year. It took most of the season for Calipari's team to gel, but now they're playing like a team poised for a Carmelo Anthony/Gerry McNamara-like run to Houston.

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