Your University of Kentucky Wildcats women’s basketball team is currently a 13.5-point underdog to UConn in tonight’s Elite 8 matchup. It was Geno Auriemma’s squad that knocked Kentucky from the tournament last season in this game, 80-65, to earn a trip to the Final Four. Tonight, Kentucky will seek revenge for that game and the school’s first ever Final Four appearance.
“It is really, really exciting to have a chance to go to the Final Four,” Matthew Mitchell said of the opportunity ahead. “I think the opponent in the NCAA Tournament for us has been for us to try and play our best. That’s who we’ve been trying to measure it against, and now our opponent is outstanding and excellent. You should be playing somebody like that to go to the Final Four. I think anybody we would play in this round was going to be really good, have our respect. Connecticut certainly has our respect. We think they are a terrific team. I think the focus still needs to remain on us and we need to try and play our very best tomorrow, give our very best effort, and that’s what we’ve tried to do through this tournament.”
The game is at 7:30 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN. Join us here on KSR for a live blog of the game from courtside.
Go UK Hoops.