It was not a pretty sight for the Kentucky faithful Friday at Bridgestone Arena. The defending national champion have looked anything like champions of late (it doesn't help that the entire starting five from last year's squad is in the NBA), which culminated in a 64-48 spanking at the hands of the Vanderbilt Commodores.
Yes. sports fans, the Vanderbilt Commodores.
This one was just plain bad. Kentucky led for less than a minute throughout the whole game. This loss could be the nail in the coffin for their post season hopes making the Wildcats likely candidates to find themselves in pretty rare territory-- defending champions that fail to make the Dance the year after winning it all.
When I heard this I was a little surprised. Yes, the Wildcats are not the same team from last season; that much is clear, but they don't suck. There have been plenty of teams that have had records of 21-11 and still made the Dance in the past.
Heck, we have teams with losing records tha...