Dick Vitale — West Virginia Has a Chance Against Kentucky [AUDIO]
Kentucky has been nothing but a force all year in college basketball. The Wildcats have improved to 36-0, the best start ever in the sport. Is there a chance that the Wildcats have a perfect season? Dick Vitale joined Armen and Levack Monday on 104.5 The Team to discuss the undefeated Wildcats and whether there is any team that could halt their run at history.
Bob Huggins' West Virginia Mountaineers have pulled off a slew of upsets this season, including toppling Big 12 regular season champion Kansas. The last time Huggins and Calipari met in the NCAA Tournament, the Brandon Knight-led Wildcats defeated the Mountaineers on their way to a Final Four berth.
"If they have a great night shooting the ball, I would give the edge to Kentucky," Vitale said, "This is not an opinion, this is a fact, but Bob Huggins is 8-2 against John Calipari. That's 80% of the times they have met, Mr. Calipari had to walk over and shake Bob Huggins hand and say 'Congratulations'."
Kentucky certainly will have a tough task facing the Mountaineers, which rebounds better than any team Kentucky has faced on the defensive side of the ball this year and should affect the amount of second chance points Kentucky can get.
Kentucky's only real weakness may be on the boards, so you can be sure Bob Huggins will look to exploit that and put his players in the right positions to make plays.
"I don't think it will happen, but don't underestimate the tenacity and the toughness of those West Virginia kids," Vitale said.
Dick Vitale joins Armen and Levack every Monday and Thursday at 5:15 PM EST during the NCAA Tournament, thanks to McClane Food Service.