Before saying Kentucky will do what a previous No. 8 seed who also happened to be named the Wildcats did in 1985, there needs to be a short list of goals it needs to worry about.
Making the SEC championship game before losing in heartbreaking fashion against No. 1 Florida was a nice start. However, Kentucky still didn't get that victory to show that it can beat anyone in the nation.
The Wildcats did prove, though, that they can compete and showed an ability to score the ball better than they have all year. Whether it was a tweak in the offense or just a young roster finally clicking, Kentucky started to look like a team that can make some noise come March Madness.
The slideshow will take a look at five predictions, some bold, some conservative, for Kentucky in the NCAA tournament.