As a nation, we’ve already crowned Kentucky. You may have heard: Virginia lost, Cincinnati lost, Tennessee lost and Arizona lost. We looked at the remaining draw — and saw the seeds — and we’ve called it. We apologized to Sister Jean in the process.


The small conversations you hear on television or people have around the water-cooler (or whatever the new version of that is? The fancy hydration system?) … they all lead to the same conclusion. Kentucky will represent the South Region in the Final Four.

But why did we crown the Wildcats?

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Mar 17, 2018; Boise, ID, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (22) reacts during the second half against the Buffalo Bulls during the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at Taco Bell Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports