Opponents talk the talk whlie Kentucky walks the walk

Tyler Ulis - photo by Walter Cornett
Tyler Ulis – photo by Walter Cornett

Kentucky’s upcoming game against is following an increasingly familiar pattern. Before walking the walk, opponents talk the talk: 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 on Sunday night to advance to a Sweet 16 game against undefeated 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 tournaments, Staten embraced the role of underdog against Kentucky.