Kevin Bacon says: Let’s dance!
You can count Scott Gleeson of USA Today among those who feel that the Cats have all but assured their spot among the field of 68. In his latest post for HOOPSWORLD, Gleeson puts last night’s win over Mizzou at the three spot among his four biggest takeaways from yesterday’s college basketball slate. Of particular note? Not only does he think our resume is now tournament-worthy on paper, but he seems to agree that we’ve finally got the statement win we’ve been searching for all year. See for yourself:
3. Kentucky’s resurgence: The antidote for losing by 30 points against a team you had no business to losing to in the first place? John Calipari’s dodgeball and Wiffle Ball pregame routines did the trick. The Wildcats kept their NCAA tournament hopes alive with a resume-boosting 90-83 win in overtime over a Missouri team that just toppled SEC Goliath Florida. So much for a one bid league, eh? Kentucky’s resume (19-8, 10-4) as it stands is enough to get into the Dance, but winning against a top-50 team without Nerlens Noel was the biggest gain from Saturday. Perhaps this crochet is next up on Calipari’s weird games agenda.
Now, I assume he means croquet, not crochet… But if some team-oriented yarn knitting gets us to the tournament, I’d be down with that too.