Another tight contest between bitter in-state rivals as Cardinals made key plays down the stretch
A fun game at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville had Rick Pitino finally beating John Calipari for the first time since December 2011. The final score was 77-74 which featured many great plays and a Wildcats offense that struggled shooting only 39 percent in the first half. However, UK stayed in within striking distance thanks to converting on 9 of 12 fast break opportunities.
Pitino credited the crowd in an interview with Scott Van Pelt on the late night ESPN SportsCenter. Clearly, Kentucky is a step behind in possibly snagging one of those four coveted Number 1 seeds come Selection Sunday.
Speaking of which, there are only 80 days until the tournament draw.
I will continue to mention these small reminders periodically until CBS does their usual countdown after the AFC determines which team will earn the right to go to Super Bowl LI in Houston.