I am hoping this might lift the spirits of those frustrated most by last night’s loss. From Tom Leach: “Some of you may have written this season off, but Joe B. Hall knows a team can still come to life after most have left it for dead. In 1985, Kentucky lost three of its last five regular-season games and then lost its first game in the SEC Tournament to put the Wildcats squarely on the bubble, long before that word came to be used. But the NCAA Selection Committee picked UK for the field and Kentucky proceeded to upset Washington and ninth-ranked UNLV before falling to St. John’s in Hall’s final game.
John Calipari’s message to his team last night was, “Beat Florida and this all goes away” and he’s right. Now, the Wildcats just have to do it.”