The 9-0 Wildcats became a unanimous No. 1 team in the new AP poll Monday, getting the first-place votes on all 64 ballots cast.
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Young scored 20 points for Kentucky last night, twice as many as the next highest-scoring Wildcat, in a 60-54 loss to Connecticut. This was Young’s ninth 20-plus point game and he led Kentucky with 17 in the Final Four win over Wisconsin.
The wildest NCAA Tournament of the modern era culminates with an 8 seed versus a 7 seed for the championship. Kentucky, a 74-73 winner over Wisconsin on Saturday, will face Connecticut, which upset Florida 64-53.
Rain that fell heavily at times on Saturday didn’t dampen the energy at the March Madness Music Festival.
Calipari embraces the sordid system, uses it, and dominates. He doesn’t pretend he’s taking kids for the leafy campus life, for the diploma that will never arrive, or even for a few classes. He wants talent. And talent he gets. And talented he is.
While Florida, Kentucky, Wisconsin and UConn will be excited to head to Dallas this weekend, fans who have not purchased tickets to the event could be just as excited. On the secondary market, Final Four tickets are at their lowest point of the tournament.
The Huskies were punished for the mistakes made by players over the four previous years. While five players left the program, others remained loyal to UConn.
The Kentucky Wildcats have led the NCAA in college basketball home attendance for a number of years in a row now, and this season was no different. With two passionate fan bases that travel well participating in this year’s Final Four, it’s no surprise that ticket prices are up.
On Friday, after Iowa State had cut a 17-point deficit to four with two minutes left, Boatright made what his coach called the play of the game.
The eyes of the college basketball world will be on North Texas in less than two weeks when Arlington hosts the men’s NCAA Final Four tournament games at AT&T Stadium.
By far the most unlikely Sweet 16 matchup is Dayton-Stanford. The 11 seed Flyers started Thursday’s madness by beating Ohio State 60-59.