Bet March Madness fans would never know that, however, if they talked to Kentucky coach John Calipari as he is totally focused on the March Madness gambling road ahead. Kentucky will enter bet March Madness action as one of the heavy March Madness gambling favorites to win it all.
The Wildcats had a record of 27-1 straight up and 15-11 with the March Madness odds while dominating the SEC. As the Wildcats were on the brink of winning their 44th conference title before bet March Madness action begins Calipari stated that it meant “nothing.”
Instead Calipari is focused on the seeding for Kentucky in bet March Madness action and how the SEC post season tournament will have an affect on that. Calipari wants to avoid a two-seed for bet March Madness tournament play. “I’ve always taken the approach that it’s about the seed in the NCAA tournament,” said Calipari.
“If you want me to be honest about how I think and what we’re doing to prepare, that’s what it is. The SEC tournament is about our seed in the NCAA tournament.” Kentucky avenged their only loss of the season on February 25 in an 82-61 win over South Carolina as 16-point bet March Madness home favorites.
That win followed a bet March Madness scare at Vanderbilt in which the Wildcats escaped with a 58-56 win as 1-point favorites. The Wildcats will have one of the strongest offensive lineups in bet March Madness play as they ranked 10th in the nation for team scoring.
Calipari has re-established Kentucky as one of the nation’s premier college basketball programs in this, his first year on the job. Calipari arrived from Memphis where he won big but also left under a cloud of scandal as he did in his previous college coaching job at Massachusetts.
While controversy follows the coach wherever he goes so too does winning.