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Coach Cal Thinks Kentucky Got Screwed By The NCAA Tournament Selection Committee

A closeup of Coach John Calipari in front of a blue Kentucky background.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - FEBRUARY 27: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats speaks to the media after a 74-62 loss to Vanderbilt at Memorial Gym on February 27, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

The 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket is out and Coach Cal doesn't seem too happy about where Kentucky landed.

The Wildcats are a No. 5 seed in the South and will take on No. 12 Davidson on Friday in Boise, Idaho. After the bracket was released, John Calipari joined ESPN's Bracketology show and said he knew the bracket was out because his phone started blowing up. But the head coach didn't exactly receive congratulatory texts...

If Coach Cal relayed that story, there's a probably good chance he shares the same sentiment. He continued to divulge his thoughts while speaking to reporters. “Is ours like the toughest again?” Calipari asked. “Like, by far? Is anyone in here surprised? We’re not playing on Thursday, right? Because we just got done playing today. We’re playing on Thursday? Oh, but we’re close?” (reporter says they’re in Boise). “Anchorage or Boise? It is what it is. They’re not going to make it easy for us, and they can all say, ‘This is all by the numbers and all that.’ OK.” The young Wildcats will be tested in a region that boasts of Virginia and Arizona on the same side of their bracket.

Kentucky earned an automatic bid after topping Tennessee 77-72 to win the program's fourth straight SEC Tournament championship. The victory marked the Wildcats 31st conference title, and according to ESPN Stats and Info, that's four more than the rest of the schools in the conference combined.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a monster performance in which he put up 29 points, allowing the freshman to be named the Tournament MVP.

Coach Cal has been adamant this season that his inexperienced squad just needed a little more time to gel, but the South draw could prove to be difficult for even the most cohesive teams.