Kentucky Basketball: 5 Teams the Wildcats Don't Want to Meet in NCAA Tournament

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Kentucky Basketball: 5 Teams the Wildcats Don't Want to Meet in NCAA Tournament
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If the game at Mississippi State on Feb. 21 was any indication, this Kentucky Wildcats team is beatable. John Calipari knew the adversity his team faced in the first half was a good learning experience. Unfortunately, talent and experience doesn't always win out. A bit of luck is needed to prevent Watford-esque moments from happening again.

Top seeds are vulnerable early and often in the NCAA tournament. No one questions whether or not Kentucky will win their first game, but after that it is anyone's guess. Upsets are a certainty in March Madness, and Kentucky is not immune.

Just last year, Pittsburgh (a No. 1 seed) lost in the third round to Cinderella sensation Butler. Duke and Ohio State lost in the Sweet 16 to Arizona and Kentucky, respectively. 

Very few people could have predicted Butler upsetting Pittsburgh. Teams that are well-coached and have a stretch of good fortune could easily shock the Wildcats like Mississippi State did in Starkville.

These are the teams that could give Big Blue Nation a scare come tournament time.

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