NCAA Tournament Picks -- Kentucky vs. Kansas State: Wildcats Will Advance, Either Way

Calipari's experience in recent years has been to bring in the so-called "one and done" player who moves on to the NBA right after finishing his freshman season. As the people from Final Score Network formulate their NCAA Tournament pick on Kentucky's Friday game against Kansas State (9:40 PM ET), this relative lack of experience on the part of the UK side has to be taken into consideration.

To give Calipari some credit, to be able to take what is essentially a new group of people every year and bring them together as a cohesive unit is not an easy thing to do. In this season's rotation, there are a couple of sophomores, notably center Willie Cawley-Stein, but largely the offense relies on the contribution of freshmen; not only Randle but the two Harrison Brothers - Aaron and Andrew – in the backcourt. Inexperience often leads to mistakes, and Kentucky has made more than a few.

In terms of talent, basketball bettors have seen what they could do on occasion, scoring wins over teams like Louisville in Providence. But they also fell short when moving up in class against Michigan State, Baylor and North Carolina. Kentucky came up empty in two meetings with Florida as well. Should they be laying 6.5 points in the NCAA Tournament betting odds to Kansas State?

Well, there is no question that K-State has more experience, as they rely on the leadership of senior forward Shane Southwell and senior guard Will Spradling, not to mention bringing a lot of beef to the table with the frontcourt duo of Thomas Gipson and DJ Johnson. Actually, however, the most dynamic player, and the one that college basketball bettors must keep their eye on, is a freshman: Marcus Foster, who averaged 15.6 points a game, was second only to Andrew Wiggins of Kansas among first-year scorers in the Big 12.

In this clash between the eighth and ninth seed in the Midwest region, both nicknamed the "Wildcats," is there an upset possibility? That is something the experts at Final Score Network have the answer to, and all you have to do is contact them and get on board with one of their packages today. You owe it to yourself if you are looking to have winner with your NCAA Tournament picks!


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