What an impossibly boring college basketball final weekend. Wisconsin barely broke 70 in beating #1 Kentucky, and we had to be impressed with the Badgers’ effort, because, hey, 70.
Wisconsin had a huge night on offense: You don’t notice it right away, because the final score was just 71-64, but the Badgers were two next levels ahead of every other Kentucky opponent this season on offense.
Can Kentucky complete the 40-0 run? The Wildcats take aim at college basketball history this weekend, facing Wisconsin Saturday in the second semifinal at the Final Four.
Notre Dame laid out a nice blueprint for Kentucky’s next two opponents: Spread the floor, have post players on the move, stay in front on defense, limit turnovers, and it’s doable. Kentucky had to go 9-for-9 from the floor in the final 12 minutes to pull out a two-point win against a small, thin Notre Dame team. This was truly David vs. Goliath. Goliath executed better late.
Sixty-eight is now down to an Elite Eight. Some usual suspects (Kentucky, Wisconsin, Duke, Arizona, Gonzaga), a couple unexpected (Notre Dame, Louisville, Michigan State). How does it all shake out by the end of the night Sunday?
Let’s do a blind taste test on stats from three ACC teams in ESPN college basketball games this week. Just for fun, you know, no other reason.
To say atop the standings in the ACC and in contention for a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, writes ESPN.com columnist C.L. Brown, second-ranked UVA needs to recalibrate its offense.
Pat Forde still writes about college basketball, which is newsworthy in itself. He doesn’t do it all that well. OK, to put it bluntly, he sucks.
The 57-28 win over Georgia Tech on Thursday temporarily lifts UVA to the top spot in the KenPom.com Ratings.
Kentucky, of course, still has a “legitimate shot to finish the regular season undefeated.” This from ESPN basketball guru Seth Greenberg late Tuesday, otherwise explaining away how the supposedly indomitable Wildcats escaped its SEC opener with unranked Ole Miss, winning 89-86 in overtime.
UVA basketball is holding steady in the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls this week at #3.
UVA basketball, off to its first 11-0 start since 1992-1993, moved up two spots to #3 in the AP and coaches polls on Monday.
Kentucky catcher Griffin Joiner hit a go-ahead single in the bottom of the sixth inning to lead No. 14 Kentucky to a 2-1 win over No. 25 JMU in the winners’ bracket game of the Lexington Regional at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky, Saturday.
The reigning NCAA champion UVa. men’s tennis team will begin its quest for another title this weekend by hosting first and second round action of the 2014 NCAA Tournament Saturday and Sunday at the Snyder Tennis Center.
Cameron Walter laced a single up the middle with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, scoring two runs to give the VMI Keydets a 10-9, walk-off victory over the Kentucky Wildcats, 10-9, in non-conference baseball action Sunday at Brooks Field in Wilmington, N.C.