After losing Nerlens Noel to a season-ending injury and suffering their worst defeat under head coach John Calipari, to say that the Kentucky Wildcats are "reeling" would be a bit of an understatement.
Despite John Calipari's reassurance to the Big Blue Nation that this team can turn things around (which he posted on his website Sunday evening), his team is dangerously close to not making the NCAA tournament. The final six games on UK's regular season schedule are no longer just a chance to tune up before March; they have now become an audition for an at-large NCAA tournament bid.
The following are my predictions for Kentucky's final six conference games. Since Vegas odds have not been set on all of them, I won't be covering point spreads as much as breaking down how the Wildcats will fare in each matchup.
If I'm correct, then you can once again thank me for my peerless insight and expertise. If I am way off base, however, than it was likely due to a litany of unforeseen circumstances that even the sharpest of sports minds could not have predicted (but you are still welcome to mock me mercilessly in the comments section).
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