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Led by the best player in the country, Anthony Davis, the Wildcats once again bring a very young but talented squad with plenty of weapons to make it to the Final Four.
Davis is a huge defensive obstacle for any opposing offense; if he doesn't completely block a shot, he very often will cause a shooter to alter his shot into a miss. He is also a decent threat on offense, showing more of an ability of late to create his own shots.
Combined with Terrence Jones and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the Wildcats have plenty of size, scoring and defense under the basket. At guard, Doron Lamb shoots the three as well as anyone in the country and can drive the lane as well. Marquis Teague has matured into an excellent game manager who can also be an explosive scorer at times.
If the 'Cats have a weakness (besides their inexperience), it's their bench. Darius Miller, the team's only senior, provides a decent lift, but Kyle Wiltjer (a true freshmen) has yet to show consistent production when he gets time on the floor. Eloy Vargas has become even more of a non factor than he was at the beginning of conference play, which seems almost impossible.
The Wildcats' loss to Indiana this year showed how disastrous things can get if Anthony Davis gets into foul trouble.
Their loss to Vanderbilt last weekend simply showed that the young team was beatable, especially if they are fatigued and the shots aren't falling.
If the 'Cats can keep their starting five on the floor for most of the game, shoot from outside like they normally do and Teague handles the presses and traps that he is sure to get, then national title No. 8 is a very real possibility...but still not a foregone conclusion.