…according to the scoreboard on the front page of ESPN.com.
The game (which already happened) has been shrunken down and is currently in a million pieces and making it’s way to your television like a Wonka bar for the 9:30 ET tip-off.
Even though we know the disappointing outcome, Chad Ford has solid a preview of the semi-final matchup:
No. 9 Kentucky vs. No. 11 Washington, 9:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
— Both coaches played down the “grudge match” angle. Sure, UW head coach Lorenzo Romar isn’t happy that both Enes Kanter and Terrence Jones decommitted to Washington and ended up at UK. With Jones (Kanter was ruled ineligible by the NCAA), Washington would’ve likely been a preseason top-five selection. There’s no question that he would’ve helped them on the frontline and it has to hurt watching Jones dominate early. But the truth is that Washington has the ability to contend for a national title without him.
— Jones may have never ended up in Seattle, but freshman Terrence Ross did — and the Huskies are certainly happy for that. He isn’t getting the minutes that Jones does, but he was 4-for-5 from beyond the arc in Washington’s annihilation of Virginia on Monday night. The Huskies have another redshirt freshman, C.J. Wilcox, who looks to be a keeper as well. Wilcox was the team’s second-highest scorer against the Cavaliers.
— Kentucky’s Brandon Knight and Jones have gotten all the attention, but a third freshman, Doron Lamb, drew high praise from NBA scouts in attendance on Monday. Lamb is a smooth scorer with a very developed mid-range game. He’s averaging 15 ppg for the Wildcats and is showing an ability to play both backcourt positions. While scouts weren’t ready to tag him as a third potential first-rounder for UK, he has enough talent to move into the top 30 with strong play all season.