Kentucky's upcoming game against West Virginia is following an increasingly familiar pattern. Before walking the walk, opponents talk the talk: Kentucky can be beaten and — fill in the blank — is the team to do it.
West Virginia's leading scorer, Juwan Staten, followed the script after the Mountaineers dismembered Maryland on Sunday night to advance to a Sweet 16 game against undefeated Kentucky on Thursday.
“Dev said it best, they put their drawers on the same way we put ours on,” Staten said in echoing the we're-not-intimidated sentiment of teammate Devin Williams.
Like many previous opponents, especially in the Southeastern Conference and NCAA tournaments, Staten embraced the role of underdog against Kentucky.
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.