Kentucky The Greatest Defensive Team of All-Time? Dick Vitale Answered [AUDIO]
Perhaps the most talented and deepest team in the country, the Kentucky Wildcats might also be the the best defensive team we have ever seen. The Wildcats rank third in the nation in points allowed and second in the country in blocks.
Kentucky is led by their stout frontcourt that protects the rim exquisitely with their five behemoths under the basket. Kentucky plays five players that are 6' 9" or taller (Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Marcus, Lee, Dakari Johnson, and Trey Lyles).
With a frontcourt that lengthy and dominant, could this Kentucky team be one of the best defensive teams we have ever seen? Dick Vitale joined Armen and Levack to give us his take on the defensively sound Wildcats.
"I would rate them up there certainly with the great teams," Vitale said, "There were times this year where I thought they were the best I've seen, and other times they've slipped a little."
Perhaps their only vulnerability on defense is their ability to get steals where they rank 136th.
"You can put them right up there with the Georgetown team with Patrick Ewing. That gang was dynamite," Vitale said, "But this team is special defensively."
Vitale went on to compare this team to the early 90's UNLV teams as well as the Nolan Richardson led Arkansas team.
Could we be possibly seeing the best defense ever in college basketball? Maybe a 40-0 record would solidify that argument, but they certainly are in the conversation.
Dick Vitale joins Armen and Levack every Monday and Thursday at 5:15p ET throughout the NCAA Tournament, thanks to McLane Food Service.