We’re just three days away from Kentucky Louisville, a game the Cats have to win if they’re going to have any hope of making the Tournament going into SEC play.
Earlier today, Kentucky’s SEC opener against South Carolina set to take place in December 29th was postponed due to issues with COVID-19 protocols on Carolina’s end.
Kentucky’s game with the Gamecocks was the second of four games that Kentucky needed to win in order to get back to .500 and hit the “reset button.”
Now, Kentucky doesn’t have it, and may not play the game at all.
The conference built-in makeup dates for postponed games at the end of the season: March 5-7. While the game could be re-scheduled and played at the end of the season, that isn’t likely. As we saw with Detroit Mercy, the game was canceled, re-scheduled, and then canceled again, and that’s a game that probably will not be played.
Now with South Carolina being canceled, Kentucky’s chances of making the NCAA Tournament are greatly impacted. Not only that, but it’s also likely Kentucky will have at least another game postponed, meaning a potential win taken away.
We’re in really weird times folks, in case you hadn’t noticed yet, which means a shortened season will get even shorter, and that means Kentucky chances of making the NCAA Tournament get smaller and smaller.
But hey, if the Cats beat Louisville (I think they will) then everything gets a whole lot better.