The Kentucky Wildcats have accomplished something many basketball players can only dream of — getting to play for a national title on the big stage — but the reality of the fantasy is that what’s transpired over the last few weeks isn’t just made up of the unforgettable moments everyone has watched on TV.
This run has included many long nights, grueling turnarounds and just an all-out grind. The latest was the postgame celebration and media responsibilities of Saturday night’s win over Wisconsin that quickly turned into more press conferences and practice on Sunday.
We’re talking less than 48 hours to physically and mentally prepare from the final buzzer after the Final Four showdown to when the final two teams tip off in the title game. What makes it especially tough on both the coaches and the players is the struggle to sleep with all excitement and shock of what just happened, not to mention the impossible inability to look ahead at what Monday holds in store.