Western Kentucky is the college hoops underdog to watch as March approaches, thanks to one surprisingly powerful indicator: its inconsistency.
Raise your hand if you had Matt Painter, Chris Holtmann and Rick Barnes on this list. OK, you're lying, put your hand down. Next you'll tell us you had Bruce Pearl, too. Wait ... Bruce Pearl is on this list. Yes, he is. It's been that kind of year.
An investigation into Bruce Pearl's program threatened to derail Auburn's season before it began. Somehow, the Tigers are 17-2, ranked in the top 25 and a surprise force in the SEC.
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