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Perhaps no college team in recent memory has been saddled with such expectations. Not only has the national media all but penciled in “Kentucky” on the title trophy, but they are also cheered on by a fan base thirsty for a ring on the heels of a 14-year title drought that is long only by UK standards.
Four years since losing to Bill Self’s Kansas Jayhawks in the 2008 national championship game in devastating fashion – an overtime loss after owning a nine-point lead with 2:12 to play – John Calipari will get another shot on Monday at 9:23 p.m. ET to claim his first national championship.
With a national championship within reach, Davis is one step away from going from superhero to immortal in the eyes of many Kentucky fans, but the star of the only team standing in the Wildcats path doesn’t see things that way.
In an effort to bring you the most comprehensive coverage of the Kentucky basketball team’s postseason run,CoachCal.com and Cat Scratches will be teaming up throughout UK’s journey in the SEC Tournament and NCAA Tournament. You can find stories on the team at CoachCal.com and UKathletics.com/blog. NEW ORLEANS – Three months ago, Kentucky escaped a regular-season matchup with Louisville in spite of [...]
With the exception of the Vanderbilt game at the end of the Southeastern Conference championship game, UK has marched its way through the postseason with game-altering runs befitting of a national champion. When the Cats’ feet are held to the fire or the other team is wavering, they’ve had the special ability to put teams away with devastating runs.