Kentucky listed as even-money NCAA tournament favorite
Kentucky is listed as an even-money favorite to win the NCAA tournament, according to sports book Bovada.
In its latest odds released Monday, Bovada lists Kentucky as a 1/1 favorite to win the tournament ahead of Duke at 15/2, Wisconsin at 10/1 and Arizona at 12/1. The sports book also lists the Wildcats at 1.5/1 odds to enter the postseason undefeated.
Kentucky has opened the season 13-0, earning wins over ranked teams including Kansas, Texas, North Carolina and, most recently, Louisville. The No. 1 Wildcats defeated the No. 4 Cardinals 58-50 on the road on Saturday.
According to Kenpom.com, the Wildcats have a 24.1 percent chance of finishing the season undefeated and are favored by at least 77 percent in each of their remaining games.
Sophomore guard Aaron Harrison leads Kentucky with 10.3 points per game, while junior forward Willie Cauley-Stein is second at 10.1. Guard Devin Booker is third at 9.9, leading the Wildcats' highly-touted group of freshmen including forward Karl-Anthony Towns (8.2 ppg), forward Trey Lyles (7.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg) and guard Tyler Ulis (5.8 ppg). Ulis scored a career-high 14 points against Louisville, shooting 5-of-8 from the floor and 2-of-4 from three-point range.
- Mike Fiammetta