Ironic as it may seem, in the moment of the games and in the aftermath of two classics, the Kentucky Wildcats have little appreciation for the types of victories they’ve been a part of in the last week.
“We all talked about it on the bus after, that everybody says that game was the best game ever played and this game was also a classic, and we’re like, we’re so tired, we don’t know,” John Calipari said. “We have no idea if it was a good game, bad game – we just know we won.”
Proud owners of the NCAA Tournament’s two most impressive victories – wins over top-seeded and previously undefeated Wichita State, followed by a comeback over defending national champion Louisville – Kentucky (27-10) has erased the disappointment of the regular season and rewritten how this team will be remembered no matter what happens going forward.
But now that the Cats have made it this far, why stop here? If they’ve gone through all this trouble, why not finish it off right?