You'll have to forgive him for that. If even in the reserved demeanor that is his true personality, Patterson is radiating contentment, and frankly downright joy. After enduring two of the most difficult seasons in Kentucky basketball's recent history, Patterson and Kentucky are in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002. The Wildcats (34-2) will play Cornell (29-4) tonight and none will be more appreciative of the opportunity than Patterson.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.