Kentucky coach John Calipari wasn’t too happy when he found out his team was a No. 4 seed in the East Region.
If the Wildcats play up to their potential, it might not matter where the NCAA Tournament selection committee put them.
It was just two years ago that Kentucky, as an eighth seed, rolled all the way to the national title game before losing to Connecticut. The Wildcats (26-8, No. 10 AP) looked like a serious contender last weekend as well, beating Texas A&M in overtime 82-77 in the SEC Tournament title game.
Though Calipari said he’s moved past his team’s seeding, he couldn’t help getting in one last dig in after watching Stony Brook rally from double digits to beat Vermont 80-74 last weekend from his hotel room in Nashville.
Kentucky opens its quest for a third straight Final Four against the Seawolves (26-6), in the NCAA Tournament for the first time, on Thursday.