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Kentucky basketball team has plenty to play for the rest of the season

John Robic - photo by Walter Cornett |

– photo by Walter Cornett |

John Robic filled in for on the weekly Southeastern Conference coaches' teleconference Monday morning because of a dental procedure he had done. Here are his comments along with Mark Fox, whose team hosts on Thursday.

On how the NCAA selection committee should evaluate UK without Nerlens Noel …
“I don't know how to answer that. We've been without Nerlens for five games now. We took some lumps there without him and then played well with him. I think there's still a lot of teams out there that are still being evaluated. You look back at the Arkansas game and there's only one team that's gone in there and won this year, and that was Syracuse. There have been a lot of good teams that have not won on the road. We have won four league games on the road. I think it will come down to the remaining games on our schedule. I know the committee takes a lot of things into factor when they make decisions.”

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