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Three reasons Kentucky will make a run to the Final Four

Can the Kentucky Wildcats make a Final Four run?

The Kentucky Wildcats are preparing to begin postseason play as they head to Nashville for the SEC Tournament. 

What we have seen from this Kentucky team is that they are more than capable of making a run to the Final Four. 

The metrics don't like Kentucky's defense, and that hurts Kentucky when it comes to their ability to make a run according to history, but all of the folks on CBS, SEC Network, and ESPN keep raving about this team and how they can make a run. 

Let's take a look at three reasons why Kentucky will make a Final Four run. 

Three reasons Kentucky will make a Final Four run

1. Depth

This Kentucky team has a ton of depth, which will keep legs fresh when they have to play two games in three days. The depth will also come into play when the Wildcats have a player not playing well. If Antonio Reeves has a bad day, well, you have Rob Dillingham, Reed Sheppard, and DJ Wagner to pick him up. If Ugonna Onyenso is struggling, Zvonimir Ivisic and Aaron Bradshaw can step in to help. Kentucky is one of the deepest teams in all of college hoops. 

2. Guard Play 

It's no secret that guard play wins basketball games in March and you could argue Kentucky has the best guards in all of college basketball. Sheppard, Reeves, Dillingham, and Wagner will help this team make a run based on their ability to score and score in bunches. All of these players can shoot the three ball, which will help the Wildcats go on runs and get back into games in the NCAA Tournament. 

3. Players are heating up at the right time

Justin Edwards and Wagner have been up and down all season, but over the last few games, they are playing great and shooting the ball well from deep. Every team that makes a run in the NCAA Tournament has a player that no one really expected step up and the Wildcats have two candidates to fit that bill. 

Kentucky's NCAA Tournament outlook is challenging to predict, but this team is peaking at the right time, and the possibilities are endless for John Calipari's squad.