We swear that this will be the last thing we ever write about the hypothetical question of whether Kentucky, now newly-crowned NCAA champions, could beat the Washington Wizards in a single game. The question caught the imagination and drew answers ranging from "I wouldn't be surprised" to "It wouldn't be close."
Well, our friends at PredictionMachine.com were so intrigued by this idea that they ran the match-up through their Predictalator (just go with it), which enabled them to take an average result from 50,000 hypothetical games between the two teams (no small sample size here).
The whole process is described here, but the bolded part is what interests you, and the bolded part is what you shall get.
At Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY (with 20,000+ fans presumably all rooting on UK and any advantage John Wall gains by being a former Wildcat ignored) with Washington playing the third game of a back-to-back-to-back with its current roster and Kentucky only needing to play this one game for 40 minutes under college rules, Washington would win 70.2% of the time and by an average score of 85-73.
And there you have it, folks. The real winner of this debate: science.
(Article via predictionmachine.com)