Still stings, doesn’t it? It’s really impossible to prepare for the end of basketball season, but alas, here we are, spit-balling potential rosters for next season while rooting hard for anyone but Duke to win it all. The grieving isn’t over, but we’ll get through it together.
Half of the Final Four is Set
The now infamously wide open South Region was, against all odds, won by Sister Jean and the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers, as they took down Kansas St. with relative ease, 78-62.
So shout out to the Ramblers for the revenge. I think we’re all hopping on the bandwagon for the next couple weeks.
In other news, the Michigan Wolverines claimed the 2nd spot in the Final Four with a 58-54 win over Leonard Hamilton and Florida State. The final two teams will be determined today, as Villanova and Texas Tech face off at 2:20, followed by a blue blood duel between Duke and Kansas at 5:05.
Louisville May Be Interested in Kenny Payne
Evan Daniels reported yesterday that Louisville’s athletic department has reached out to UK asking for permission to approach Kenny Payne regarding their head coaching vacancy. Xavier’s Chris Mack seems to be the leading candidate at this point, so here’s hoping that KP stays put, as he’s a big cog in the UK recruiting machine.
Eli Brown is Heading to WKU
The former UK linebacker has decided to remain in the Commonwealth, setting his sights on Western Kentucky. Head coach Mike Sanford seemed excited about Brown’s decision.
— Coach Mike Sanford (@CoachSanfordWKU) March 24, 2018
UK Baseball has a Double Header Today Against Auburn
Yesterday’s sub-par weather pushed UK baseball’s series with Auburn back a day, so today will see a doubleheader between the Wildcats and Tigers starting at 1 PM. 2 7-inning games versus a quality SEC opponent sounds like a good way to drown out all the March sadness.
Come out and support the Cats if you can, but if you’d rather stay at home and keep wallowing in your own self-pity… I can’t really blame you.