Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Road To Houston: Kentucky
Coach Callapari has been to three Final Fours.(2 of which were vacated) and has never won a title. The Wildcats 2011 campaign got a off to a rough start. But, that was to be expected due to the fact this is a bunch of freshmen who had never played with each other. In Mauii, they took out #11 Washington, but lost to UConn in the final. The Wildcats then posted 7 straight wins, including wins against Notre Dame and Louisville. The Cats struggled in SEC play. They lost 6 games, but still earned the #2 seed as they finished 10-6 in conference. They did end the season on a 6 game winning streak, which included 3 games in the SEC tournament. UK beat Florida in the championship game, 70-54. The winning streak is now up to 10. The Cats narrowly escaped Princeton, thanks to a big time shot from Brandon Knight. The beat West Virginia by 8. They then defeated the #1 overall seed, Ohio State, thanks to another big shot from Brandon Knight in the closing seconds. And finally, Kentucky beat UNC by 7 to reach the Final Four.