According to FiveThirtyEight.com, Kentucky has a 48 percent chance to win the NCAA Tournament and only a 26 percent chance to finish the season undefeated.
The No. 1 Wildcats are now 28-0 after Wednesday night’s 74-56 destruction of Mississippi State.
Freshman forward Trey Lyles went for 18 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block in the win.
“I thought Trey Lyles was outstanding,” Kentucky coach John Calipari said on the SEC Network. “Trey Lyles is the X-factor, he’s been sick. He is good as any player in the country, but he’s going to have to fight and you gotta dominate when you can.”