Photo by the Herald Leader. More pictures at this link
This picture is crazy. Let’s do links with a gracious helping of UK-UNC:
– Sporting News has a recap of the game with special attention to the maturation process by the young players that we witnessed as the game entered crunch time. John Calipari was very pleased with the team’s effort.
– Next up is an ESPN 3-pack: the worldwide leader’s main recap talks about how special this game was. It’s not everyday that a marquee game lives up to its billing, but this was one did. What’s even more impressive is that there seemed to be no way this game could have matched the hype because of the way it was talked about and analyzed. Even UNC dropping in the polls did little to diminish the excitement surrounding it.
– UK quarterback of the future, Patrick Towles, led his Highlands team to their fifth consecutive state title yesterday. They beat Joker Phillips’ high school, Franklin-Simpson.
– In more football news, Mark Story at the Herald Leader caught up with Matt Roark one week after the greatest day of his football career.
– UK Hoops takes on Louisville today at 1 p.m. in a sold out Memorial Coliseum. Both teams are ranked in the top 12 and it should be a good warm up win before the girls beat Duke in Rupp Arena.