Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wildcats on a roll

The University of Kentucky men's basketball is one of the strongest basketball programs in America with over 2000 wins, the most by any college basketball team. It has a total of seven national championships and many a final four appearances.

In recent times it has been spiraling downwards with the nadir being unable to even qualify for the NCAA tournament. So come 2009-2010 season, it was not on my sports radar till Coach John Callipari was hired and he brought with him freshmen John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Bledsoe. The media was abuzz with John Wall and there were videos showcasing his skillful play all over the Internet. He is being touted as a #1 pick for the NBA draft this season. The team did live up to its expectations drawing all fans wild with a 31-2 winning run this season, winning the SEC tournament, SEC championship and earning a top seed for the NCAA tournament.

They have now won their first round of the NCAA tournament and proceed to the round of 32 where they will meet Wake Forest. My best wishes to the team that I am currently addicted to following.


Brat said...

Mav, I am excited too about this weeks game. My neighbor is a big fan of Wildcats and last Saturday they had a big game party at their place when UK was playing. they had a life size wildcat on their porch. if UK go to final four, party at my place .. u r invited :)

Maverick said...

Haha..Wish I could come! But what a celebration I would be missing if Kentucky reaches the final four and then goes on to win the championship.