Hey, Kentucky is playing in the Final Four today. HEY! Kentucky is playing in the Final Four today!!! While we still have to get through a painfully long day until 8:49 p.m. tonight, let’s get through it together starting off with some Saturday morning links… Go Cats. Go Krogering.
“Read Then Proceeed…”
—- Everyone loves a good team nickname. Well, not necessarily… but everyone sure does love trying to come up with one. This year’s crop of Wildcats have ignited a bit of a debate about what people should call them. Kyle Tucker got some former Kentucky Wildcats to weigh in on this year’s team, including a nickname suggestion of “The Fightin’ Five” by Kenny Sky Walker. —- One of the story lines that hasn’t been discussed much this season is the hip problems John Calipari has been facing. Adam Himmelsbach takes a closer look at some of the pains and struggles Calipari has been going through under the radar as he “limps into the Final Four.” —- Everyone is talking about Calipari’s new “Succeed Then Proceed” motto to replace the old “One-and-Done” label. CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander acknowledges Calipari’s attempt to once again chance the conversation in a new direction. —- Raphielle Johnson of College Basketball Talk explored how seldom-used freshman Marcus Lee was able to remain dialed in to his teammates and team so that he could be prepared when his moment finally came. Lee talked about how it was tough, but important to remain mentally prepared, even in the bleakest of moments. —- The four teams and four coaches in this year’s Final Four are all quite different in style and strategy. Eamonn Brennan maps out a detailed blueprint about each coach, and what style, tactics, history they bring into this year’s Final Four.