While Kentucky, like all one seeds before them, the Wildcats should have little trouble dispatching the 16 seed, East Tennessee State (20-14). However, there are two fairly talented opponents waiting for the Cats on Saturday.
Both the Demon Deacons and the Longhorns have had seasons that didn't live up to preseason expectations, but the talent still remains.
Texas was the number one team in the country at one point this season and they are led by forward Damien James, who averages 18 points and 10 boards per game. Wings Jordan Hamilton and Avery Bradley are also talented performers for the Longhorns. Dexter Pittman is also a big body in the middle, capable of having a big impact.
Wake Forest is led by Al-Farouqu Aminu who averages 15 points and 10 boards per contest. Diminuative guard, Ishmael Smith is quick as a hiccup and can get to the paint at will. Chas McFarland and C.J. Harris both provide great play for the Deacs in supporting roles as well.
KSR will have more on these tournament match-ups in the coming days.