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Over the course of the next four days, I would say most Kentuckians are having difficulty focusing on anything but the “Battle of the Bluegrass” that is to take place Saturday night in “Blue Orleans”. My Facebook news feed is filled with jabs from one side of fandom to the other and although I try to refrain from participating in the “dark-side” madness, it is hard to sit back and say nothing while dirty-birds chirp.
Do I think it will be a competition? Yes. Do I think the Kentucky Wildcats will come out victorious? ABSOFREAKINGLUTELY!!! It isn’t because my biasness of a ‘Blue and White’ fan since as far as I can remember, well, maybe a little bit, but the fact that we have the better team. Over the past twelve years of watching college basketball I haven’t seen a team as athletically pleasing or defense/offensive dominant. You could consider the back-back Florida Gators (2006,2007) or North Carolina Tar Heels (2005,2009) as potential to being this good, but they had squads filled with juniors and seniors. I do not go back farther than that because that takes us back into the 90’s and I was more focused on watching the NBA and Michael Jordan take over and the fact that Kentucky was dominating during that era with Ricky P at the reins.
If a matchup could take place, who would you like to see this CATS team take on? Personally, I would like to see what they could do to the ’96 CATS given a time machine…
Kentucky Basketball Never Stops! If you are from Kentucky or a fan of Kentucky basketball you are very familiar with this slogan and how crazy our fan base can be. Our fans stay on top of statistics for college basketball and in particular for our opponents better than the opposing teams fans. Why might you ask, because we are NUTS! We bleed blue and we live and die with every game. I’m not sure about you, but I have been waiting for 14 years for a championship and to me it seems like eternity.
The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team heads into March with an almost unblemished record. Finishing the season 30-1 and 16-0 in the SEC for the first time since 2003, they look to hang banner number eight. Led by an experienced Darius Miller who is looking to add another notch in his belt by becoming one of the few college basketball players ever to become Mr. Basketball, win an SEC and NCAA championship. But wait, there is also Terrence Jones who decided not to put his name in the NBA draft last year and Doron Lamb. And that doesn’t even get us to our freshmen fenoms of Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. I have heard quite a bit of skepticism for Marquis Teague, but he is turning into the “floor general” we need. Then there’s Kyle Wiltjer or “Willie to the J” if you ask me. He’s a modern day Larry Bird without the fighting.
We take a #1 see into the SEC tournament this coming weekend and should have a #1 seed in the NCAA tournament, more than likely the overall #1 seed, but who knows with the way the NCAA seeded us last year. Stay tuned…