For my money, the two teams that punch their tickets to the Final Four tonight are more than likely going to be playing for the national title. Whoever comes out of UK/WVU will smash Duke/Baylor and I can’t see the winner of KState/Butler losing to the UT/MSU winner. At least in this blogger’s humble opinion, tonight should be seen as the national semifinals. Anyway, here is a nice little batch of hot and fresh links for you to prep you for the Battle of Appalachia tonight at the Carrier Dome.
-Eric Crawford writes that Kentucky and West Virginia share a common love in basketball
-A West Virginia writer tells of Calipari and Huggins’ friendship
-It’s cute when WV folks think that the WVU basketball program compares to Kentucky’s
-CBS has a VERY nice preview of the matchup, and gives the slight edge to UK
-The rallying cry tonight will be “Win One for the PPatt!”
-This is probably the only time someone from the LA Times will write a story about Kentucky and West Virginia
-Larry Vaught remarks at the Calipari Turnaround
-Whether he meant to or not, Tipton gets the headline of the year- Mountaineers Like Ugly
More coming all day from Syracuse getting you ready for the 7:05pm tipoff. I’ll also be back in a little bit to tell my story of accidently showing up at a Cornell pep rally yesterday wearing a Kentucky basketball shirt. Oops.