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Since: 15.1.02
From: Flatwoods, KY

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I never thought back at the start of the year the Wildcats and Cards would be this good. Right now they are on a collision course. I hope the tourney folks put them in opposite brackets. The prospect of an all Bluegrass NCAA title game is too much for my feeble mind to handle. I just hope the 'Ville the doesn't blow us out by 20 points again.

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Since: 2.1.02
From: Kentucky - Home of the 8 time NCAA Champ Wildcats

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I just can't see King Richard's troops doing that to us again. But, I think that loss was the best thing for us, we've gelled since and seem to be on a mission. The great thing is that what the team is doing well does translate to the post season. Full court offense becomes half court in March, but good ball movement, smart shots and suffocating defense rule supreme. Still have to finish SEC play strong, and I don't think the trips to Athens and Gainesville will be easy, but they are looking SO tough. The big plus is the chemistry and team play. Sort of makes you think that maybe you don't need a bunch of superstars that will never be juniors or seniors when you can set a team up to always have quality, motivated upperclassmen on the court.

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Since: 2.1.02
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I'm sooo happy the second half of the Vandy game seemed to jump start these Kentucky beatings they're handing out lately...First two (and a half) games of SEC play, you guys just kind of sleepwalked through...then you outscored Vandy by like 30 points in the second half (we were up by 15 at some point in the first half), and haven't looked back.

Let me say it again...I'm SOOOOOOO f'n happy we could help you out.

My season's in the tank...good luck to yours. When's footb...ummm....baseba...ummmm....next baske....ummmm...women's lacrosse start??



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Since: 23.10.02
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its a NC thing
Duke, UNC, STate, Wake, Charlotte............. we have a lot more teams in the NCAA routinely.. hell even UNCW where i used to go made it in.



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Since: 2.1.02
From: Kentucky - Home of the 8 time NCAA Champ Wildcats

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    Originally posted by JWstorm
    False
    its a NC thing
    Duke, UNC, STate, Wake, Charlotte............. we have a lot more teams in the NCAA routinely.. hell even UNCW where i used to go made it in.



More teams, eh?

Given that we can only "rely" on UK and UL (pending King Richard reclamation and flashing back to Denny's hey-day) we're not too shabby. Western has to win their way in from the Sun Belt conference and then we can hope that the Ohio Valley Conference winner will be either Murray State, Morehead or Eastern, but that is the extent of our D-1 schools. Considering that fact, we're looking at 2/6 on a regualr basis and potentially 4/6 (which has happened numerous times), that's fairly solid. If you look to the lower levels of play, Kentucky Wesleyan is a POWERHOUSE, as are some of the NAIA schools (I think Wesleyan is a D2 school and not an NAIA school, but I could be wrong).

The population sizes could also have a little to do with this, North Carolina with 5.4 million and Kentucky with 3.5 million, there are 1.54 people in NC for every one person in Kentucky. It would only make sense that the state with the larger number of D1 schools would have more in the tourney every year.

I'm not trying to take away from NC b-ball history, dUKe and UNC have great histories, but so do UK and UL. Given that they were ranked 2 & 3 at the time of the initial post which just said that b-ball LIVES in the bluegrass, I'd have to agree that all is relatively well.
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Hey has anyone been to a NBDL game before? I was wondering if its worth it. I have watched a few games on TV and there honestly not that bad to watch. Just wondering if the prices were outrageous or not bc the seat look real empty all the time
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