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Kentucky Basketball: 5 Observations About 2014-15 SEC Schedule

Kentucky Basketball: 5 Observations from Release of 2014-15 SEC Schedule

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The Kentucky Wildcats came into the 2014-15 college basketball season as overwhelming favorites to win the SEC. After the SEC finally released the schedule for each school, things have become more interesting, but Kentucky are still heavily favored. Here are five observations from the SEC's release of the Wildcats' 2014-15 conference schedule.

No. 5 Fairly Easy Conference Schedule

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No. 5 Fairly Easy Conference Schedule

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Overall, the Wildcats don't play the better SEC teams all that often. Next to Florida, Kentucky plays Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina twice. The Wildcats shouldn’t be an underdog in any conference game this season.

No. 4 Tough Stretch Late January/Early February

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No. 4 Tough Stretch Late January/Early February

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Kentucky travels to Missouri, plays at home against Alabama two days later, plays Georgia at home three days later, then travels to play back-to-back away games against Florida and LSU just three days apart. This is going to be a telling stretch for the Wildcats and could be potentially their toughest stretch of the season.

No. 3 Trap Game At Georgia

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No. 3 Trap Game At Georgia

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Georgia finished third in the SEC last season, and, besides losing Brandon Morris to suspension, returns everyone of note from the previous season. UK's game in Athens comes right before their crucial final SEC regular season match-up with the Florida Gators.

No. 2 Final Conference Game vs. Florida Most Important

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No. 2 Final Conference Game vs. Florida Most Important

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If Kentucky loses to the Gators in Gainesville, their 2015 NCAA Tournament seeding shouldn't suffer too much. If they lose the final game of the regular season in Lexington against the Gators on March 7th, they could drop nearly two spots.

No. 1 Undefeated Season Possible

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No. 1 Undefeated Season Possible

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If Kentucky can defeat Florida twice, an undefeated conference season for the Wildcats is definitely possible. Things are looking good for Big Blue Nation next season.