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Ex-coach: Kentucky Could Beat NBA Team

March 29, 2012 by staff 

Ex-coach: Kentucky Could Beat NBA Team, It’s one of college basketball’s great bar debates: Could the best team in the NCAA beat the worst team in the NBA? One title-winning coach says yes. Former Maryland coach Gary Williams told a D.C. radio station that he believes this year’s Kentucky Wildcats could defeat the Washington Wizards if the game was played at Rupp Arena.

“I think one game – Kentucky couldn’t play in the NBA or anything like that – but one game at Rupp Arena, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Kentucky win one game,” Williams told ESPN 980, as transcribed by the DC Sports Bog. “Because you’re gonna have five players off that team playing in the NBA, and probably playing significant roles in the NBA. And that’s why I say that, for one game.”

One of Williams’ former players, Laron Profit, told the same station on Tuesday night that he thinks the Wizards would win the game by 30 points.

I posed the question to 10 basketball fans and the answer was a resounding “no.” Only two said the Wildcats could win the game. The other eight were vehement in their insistence that the Wizards would prevail. Answers ranged from “no chance” to “the Wiz would roll ‘em.”

Far be it from me to go against the opinion of one of the finest college coaches of the past 25 years, but I agree with the wisdom of crowds. If the Wizards knew the stakes and were energized for the game, there’s no shot the team would lose to Kentucky. NBA teams, even the worst ones, are

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