Considering how they’re dominating the headlines this week, you’d think Kentucky actually won the National Championship game, not UConn. CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein agrees in his latest column, in which he says, “Win or lose, Kentucky is dominating college basketball.” Here’s a quick snippet:
It’s been a little more than 10 days since UConn beat the Wildcats for the 2014 national title but since that moment, Kentucky has still been the one team that’s dominated virtually every headline in the sport. Maybe it’s because the Wildcats have so many players debating whether or not to leave Lexington early for the NBA Draft. Maybe it’s because John Calipari has been on literally every media outlet possible in the past week to talk about his team’s season and promote his new book — “Players First.” Or maybe it’s just because right now Kentucky will always be the dominant storyline in college basketball.
Now feels like the appropriate time to revisit Al McGuire’s classic quote about Kentucky basketball: “They had it before you, they had it during you, they’ll have it when you’re gone.”