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John Calipari Has An Interesting Theory As To Why Kentucky Is A 4-Seed

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The NCAA Tournament bracket, which was revealed last night, had a number of questionable inclusions and seedings. While many are focusing on Syracuse being a 10-seed, Tulsa being in the field at all, and the exclusions of popular mid-majors like Monmouth and St. Mary's, the top of the bracket had some interesting team placements as well. One notable quirk: despite Kentucky beating Texas A&M in the SEC Championship on Sunday, the Aggies received a three seed while UK was bumped to the four line.

John Calipari joined ESPN's Bracketology show on Sunday night and delivered an epic rant about his team's seed. Today, on his own radio show, he had a new theory.

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Kentucky Sports Radio transcribed the conspiratorial portion of Coach Cal's show:

“I had an idea who would be in our path. Like I said, I thought they’d try to ship us to Anchorage but there’s no regional up there, so they shipped us to Des Moines. (We’re) Playing on Thursday at midnight.” He later added: “They could explain the numbers however they want, they did not want us in Louisville.”

We're not sure we buy it, but Kentucky would have undoubtedly had a crazy home-court advantage in Louisville, so maybe there's something to it. We're sure #BBN will have a slight crowd advantage on Thursday night as is, unless there's a big Stony Brook alumni base in Iowa that we don't know about.

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