The Wildcats had a hard time in one of their games as well. This time it was the second round game against Wofford.
During the first game, Kentucky manhandled Abline Christian 79-44. Three of the Kentucky Wildcats scored at least 14 points. Kentucky shot 53.6 percent from the floor.
Then came Wofford. The Wildcats came into round two feeling confident and likely didn’t expect for the Terrier’s to hang in there like they did. Kentucky won 62-56.
One of the best shooting 3-point teams, Wofford only made 8-of-27 shots from the arc. Fletcher Magee, who is Wofford’s go to three-pointer shooter, went 0-of-12 from the arc against Kentucky.
The Wildcats got lucky Magee didn’t make any from the arc, or they could be back in Lexington.
Up next for Kentucky is No. 3 seed Houston. According to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, the Wildcats have a 62.7 percent chance to win against Houston.
As for Houston, it has a 37.3 percent chance to takedown Kentucky.
The Wildcats should be able to handle business, but better watch the Ohio State versus Houston game to see what they need to do to win.
Kentucky needs to find a long ball and fast if it wants to keep dancing.
Houston and Kentucky play on March 29 at 9:59 p.m. ET on TBS. This game will follow after the Auburn one.