Some suggested Sunday night diversions for Kentucky fans: Go to the movies. Walk the dog. Maybe a family game of Yahtzee. Just avoid watching the NCAA tournament selection show at all cost. Odds are you won’t enjoy it. It’s highly unlikely you’ll see your team’s name flash on the screen as a member of the 68-team field.
Selection Sunday looks like Rejection Sunday for the defending national champions.
There is no compelling case to present to the selection committee for including the Wildcats. Not now. Not after the meltdown in Music City, a 64-48 drubbing at the hands of 16-16 Vanderbilt.
“We laid an egg and they played well,” said Kentucky coach John Calipari, who followed his professional high point last year with what might be the worst coaching job of his accomplished career.