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Kentucky Basketball: Which Teams Could The Wildcats Face In The First Round Of The NCAA Tournament?

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Kentucky may not have had the historical season that it did in 2014-2015, but rest assured, the Wildcats will be back in the NCAA Tournament again. As you'd imagine, nobody will want to play them either, given the talent they have on their roster.

UK's postseason tips off this Friday, as the Wildcats, the No. 2 seed in the SEC, get the winner of Alabama vs. Ole Miss in the SEC Tournament. Kentucky would likely then get South Carolina on Saturday, if both squads win. What seed is Kentucky looking at in the NCAA Tournament though, you ask?

Kentucky is currently either a 4-seed or a 5-seed in most expert's brackets. 

ESPN's Bracketology: 4-seed in the South against Stony Brook in Oklahoma City

CBS Sports:5-seed in the West against Valparaiso in Des Moines

USA Today: 4-seed in the East against Stony Brook in Oklahoma City

Likely Seed: Kentucky is likely to wind up as a 4-seed in the NCAA Tournament. Unless, of course...

Ceiling: ...the Wildcats win the SEC Tournament and win it handily. Then, they might move up to a 3-seed.

Who else could UK wind up playing? Yale, Akron and Hawaii are all possibilities. Kentucky fans - who do you not want to see in the first round? Are there any teams that scare you?