Kentucky basketball has had ample opportunity to play its way into a March Madness bid, but time and again, the Wildcats have come up short.
Things seemed to be moving in a positive direction with a three-game winning streak that included a victory over Missouri, Kentucky’s best of the season. It was a streak that also came after Nerlens Noel’s season-ending knee injury.
Then, Kentucky went on the road and dropped two games to Arkansas and Georgia by a combined 23 points. At this point, the only way Kentucky will feel safe come Selection Sunday is if it wins the SEC tournament in Nashville.
The Wildcats don’t have anyone to blame but themselves for their predicament. They have had numerous chances to put together what would be a quality NCAA tournament resume, but Kentucky just has not gotten the job done.
It might be time to accept Kentucky for what it is, and that is an NIT team.
Here are five reasons Kentucky doesn’t deserve a March Madness bid.