To overprotect her, to love her too much
In the first half, Kentucky’s youth movement came out with a blazing start, leading by as much as 20 points. But in the second half, UNC dialed up the defense and the rebounding (which was helped by John Wall missing 8 minutes of the second half with cramps) and dialed down the tempo. UNC got Kentucky’s big men in foul trouble and they clawed back into the game.
But Eric Bledsoe sunk 2 crucial FTs with 30 seconds left, UNC missed a semi-decent 3-point look, and Eric made the front-end of 1-and-1. After a UNC putback to cut the lead to 3 points, John Wall was fouled with 4.3 seconds left and made both of his FTs.
Kentucky holds on loosely, but doesn’t let go, by the score of 68-66.
Calipari in the Clark Kellogg post-game interview: “As soon as Seth Davis picked us to lose, he picked the Germans in World War II.” Godwin’s Law has been invoked.