The Kentucky Wildcats enter the 2018-19 season with big expectations, especially after landing the No. 2 spot in the preseason AP Poll.
Many are picking the Wildcats to win the national championship this year, and ESPN host Rece Davis seems to be leaning that way, too.
As you can see in the video below, shared on YouTube by Big Blue Insider, Davis said he’s probably going to pick coach John Calipari’s squad to cut down the nets, but added that he wants to see how they fare against No. 4 Duke on Tuesday night:
“I think I’m going to pick Kentucky to win the national championship,” he says hesitantly. “I want to see them play tonight, but that’s my out-of-the-gate hunch.”
Kentucky’s game against Duke tips off at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time in Indianapolis.