Picking Baylor seems to be the "hip" choice by the experts. They are an athletic team and look imposing. But, Mizzou beat them 3 times this year (home/away and in KC for the Big 12 tournament). So, I do not see them as any bigger threat to Kentuck than anyone else they could play in the Elite 8. At that point, all teams are playing well, have momentum and are dangerous.
ESPN’s Dick Vitale isn’t worried much about Kentucky falling in the Round of 16 to Indiana… a team that beat the Wildcats in Bloomington back in December. In his view, the “biggest obstacle” to UK making the Final Four is Baylor:
“(Kentucky is) better than Baylor. I think they’ll beat Baylor. But Baylor has the athletes to match them athletically…
On a given night, they can really be a major dilemma.”
For now, UK needs to focus on Indiana while Baylor worries about Xavier. (As well as their own laughably garish uniforms.)