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Sunday Evening Celebration Links

(H/T @UKPhotogs)

(H/T @UKPhotogs)

(H/T @UKPhotogs)

While most of us are still trying to get over that win (I was way too hyped to sleep last night), the national media was all over the game and has cranked out some really great articles today. Here are just a few:

-For The Win/ USA Today’s Chris Chase has an awesome article about how last night’s game was every sports fan’s dream. In the piece, Chase highlights six different reasons why this game was a prime example of why we all love sports.

Kentucky basketball survives. That’s the statement Dan Wetzel makes in this piece about Kentucky’s game last night along with a little preview of what’s to come in Saturday’s Final Four. Best quote from the article? “Sure, they have great players, impossible size, and breathtaking skill. They also have an otherworldly will to win.”

Sporting News said that the night belonged to all the Wildcats, but definitely Willie Cauley-Stein.

-“Kentucky is still perfect, and they have Karl-Anthony Towns to thank for it.”– Adam Zagoria

-Gregg Doyel says Notre Dame wasn’t scared of Kentucky; that thinking almost won it for them, but not quite.

Article written by Miss J.C. Ausmus

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2 Comments for Sunday Evening Celebration Links

  1. jonthes
    10:11 pm March 29, 2015 Permalink

    DeCourcy’s article will come as a surprise to Len Elmore – @lenelmore – who insisted on Twitter this morning in response to me that Willie has no skills. He’s the national defensive player of the year, first team AA and MOP of the SEC tournament because they like his neck tattoo. He needs to be blown up on Twitter big time. Though of course very few people remember who he was except when he’s doing unprofessional snarky UK game analyzing for CBS.

  2. EdC
    8:16 am March 30, 2015 Permalink

    I muted the game almost immediatley because he and Weber were insufferable. The only place where I agree that Willie either doesn’t have the skills or doesn’t try very hard is on rebounding. Particularly offensive rebounding. The game might not have required heroics if he has more than 2 offensive rebounds in the game. To me that is a pretty small number for the tallest player on the floor who is not featured in the offensive. If you watch him he almost never gets into good rebounding position. I get that on defense because he is drawing the tough assignments and is following players all over the place. I don’t get it on offense. I don’t see how the tallest, most athletic guy on the floor who is supposed to be living near the basket gets 2 offensive rebounds in the most important game of his life.

    He has a total of 12 offensive rebounds in NCAA tournament games.

    Hampton – 6
    Cincinati – 1
    West Virginia – 3
    Notre Dame – 2

    I know I am nit picking but it is easy to get caught up in the hero hype. Willie definitely has skills but I feel like he relies a lot more on athleticism than fundamentals. I am hoping it doesn’t matter.