Kentucky will remain tight with many opponents this year due to its size. Couple of teams are designed for a backcourt with 6-feet-5 Hamidou Diallo and 6-6 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. And also the big men all have fun with fire and over the rim. Six players around the roster stand 6-9 or taller.
But where was the perennial, they-could-win-it-all buzz for that Kentucky Wildcats?
Which was the storyplot from the game — and perhaps from the entire 2017-18 season for Kentucky.
Kentucky might navigate the growing season such as the turbulent 2013-14 squad which had a roller-coaster experience but still were able to achieve the ultimate Four. But that is not even close to a certainty.
A Kansas backcourt broadly considered among America’s best could not score from the sports, extended Wildcats.
The Wildcats also had were able to defend and throw an adequate amount of their length in the Jayhawks to prompt a 3-for-13 start for Devonte’ Graham, a 6-for-14 start for Svi Mykhailiuk along with a 3-for-13 start for Malik Newman.