Kentucky relishing underdog role? 

October, 24, 2006
10/24/06
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Caught up with Kentucky coach Tubby Smith late Monday, and he couldn't be more at ease.

That's not to say Smith is coasting; he just seems extremely focused, but not overly stressed over the Wildcats.

Kentucky isn't picked to win the SEC for the first time in years, with the return of a national champ (Florida), a Final Four team (LSU), a team with a few stars (Alabama, with Ronald Steele and Jermareo Davidson) and a new upstart (Tennessee) all pushing the Cats down a peg or two.


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