Kentucky Loses to Vandy, Should Be Headed to NIT

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Kentucky Loses to Vandy, Should Be Headed to NIT
Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

From the national title to the NIT. It could well be reality now for John Calipari and Big Blue Nation after the Kentucky Wildcats lost to Vanderbilt in the SEC quarterfinals. Many of the bracket prognosticators, including our own Jerry Palm, had the Wildcats in the NCAA tournament after the team knocked off Missouri and Florida in the regular-season finale. Sure, Kentucky got blitzed at Tennessee, but that was the first game without Nerlens Noel. There was also no shame in the setback in Fayetteville against an Arkansas team that looks like a Final Four contender on its home court. Even the setback against Georgia in Athens could be justified.

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