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Kentucky’s Miller expects bench to be big in NCAAs

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Kentucky coach John Calipari shouts encouragement to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida in Gainesville, Fla., Sunday, March 4, 2012. Kentucky won 74-59.

Kentucky coach John Calipari shouts encouragement to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida in Gainesville, Fla., Sunday, March 4, 2012. Kentucky won 74-59.

Phil Sandlin, Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Senior Darius Miller expects No. 1 Kentucky to get even more production from its bench by the time the NCAA tournament starts. It's just another sign of strength for a team that expects to play for the national championship next month.

The Wildcats (30-1, 16-0) polished off the third undefeated season in the Southeastern Conference in the last 56 years with a dominating effort at Florida on Sunday to finish six games ahead of everyone else in league play.

Kentucky will be the heavy favorite in the SEC tournament beginning Thursday and in the NCAA tournament to follow. While the Wildcats picked up all kinds of end of year accolades on Tuesday, they say they're confident that they've minimized any weaknesses — including what some consider a lack of depth.