One thing has been clear since players from all four teams opened their mouths after reaching the Final Four: Kentucky is the most focused. And that’s not to take anything away from Louisville, Kansas, or Ohio State, but UK players just have that look in their eyes. They want it. You won’t hear the Cats talking about being happy to be in New Orleans or how cool it is to be playing in the Superdome. No, Kentucky’s players are talking about winning it all. That’s it.
Matt and I saw Jared Sullinger and his teammates out on Bourbon St. last night at about 10:00; Louisville’s players were allowed out until 11:00. There is nothing wrong with that — this is the biggest weekend of their lives and they should enjoy it — but you won’t see Darius Miller taking pictures with street magicians or drinking a strawberry daiquiri outside Fat Catz.
UK isn’t here for the sideshows.
Kentucky is here for a banner.
“The first day (Wednesday) we kind of went out a little bit. We didn’t really stay out too long,” Darius admitted to reporters. “Then after that, it has been business. We’re not here to have fun or party or anything like that. We’re trying to win a championship. ”
This team is focused, motivated, and determined to win it all. You can see it in their eyes or hear it every time they speak.
Only time will tell if they reach their goal.
Let’s get it.