Tag Archive: NCAA Tournament

Mar 31

Final Four: Sound bites, UK vs. Louisville

To help get you ready for today’s national semifinal game between Kentucky and Louisville. Here are some quotes from Friday’s press conferences in New Orleans. John Calipari on separating his team from the “craziness.” We’re staying above the fray, the drama. If you want to buy into the drama, then you buy into it. If …

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Mar 31

Verizon Wireless helps keep fans informed at Final Four

Verizon Wireless will keep fans in the game during the Final Four in New Orleans. Just look at work Verizon will have to offer: Verizon Wireless fans attending the 2012 NCAA Final Four in New Orleans this weekend will experience blazing fast speeds on their mobile devices thanks to the installation of a $7.6 million …

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Mar 29

Pitino: UK-Louisville rivalry ‘pure hatred’

Louisville coach Rick Pitino offered his thoughts on the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry Thursday in New Orleans. Pitino, who led the Wildcats to their sixth national title in 1996 and a runner-up finish one year later in 1997, offered these thoughts. “People always ask me what the best rivalry is. Purists will say it’s North Carolina-Duke because …

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Mar 28

Gulf Coast an option for Final Four fans

Received this e-mail from my friend Nick Nicholas. Looks like an appealing offer for last-minute travelers. MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST – The Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) invites Final Four fans from across the country to enjoy the Mississippi Gulf Coast, only an hour away from New Orleans. The Mississippi Hotel & Lodging …

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Mar 27

Calipari: Cats to wear blue against Louisville

Kentucky had a choice to either wear blue or white uniforms in Saturday’s national semifinal game against Louisville Saturday in New Orleans. Since the Big Easy is now known as “Blue Orleans” the Cats will wear blue, while Louisville will wear white instead of the infrared jerseys, which have been frowned upon by the NCAA. …

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Mar 27

NCAA Tournament: Final Four notes and quotes

For the first time in history, Kentucky and Louisville will compete in the NCAA national semifinals Saturday in New Orleans. Kentucky coach John Calipari and some of his players talked about Louisville and other issues following Sunday’s victory over Baylor in the South Region finals. Calipari on his relationship with Rick Pitino: “It’s fine. We …

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Mar 26

NCAA Tourney: Random thoughts

It’s hard to believe that Kentucky and Louisville have never met in the Final Four, giving the history between the two instate schools. Even though some fans in Big Blue Nation despise the Cardinals, it’s a good thing that Kentucky has two of the four best teams in the nation playing on the final weekend …

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Mar 25

NCAA Tourney: 2 minutes with Marquis Teague

Kentucky guard Marquis Teague offered a couple of comments during a breakout session Saturday in preparation for today’s game against Baylor. How do you breakdown Baylor’s zone defense? “We just put Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in the middle and let him attack the rim and make the pass with a lob to Anthony (Davis) or Terrence (Jones). …

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Mar 24

NCAA Tourney sound bites: Kentucky vs. Baylor

Kentucky is one step away from reaching the Final Four. The Wildcats will take on Baylor at 2:20 p.m. Sunday here at the Georgia Dome. The following are quotes and notes to help prepare you for the contest. Baylor’s Quincy Miller on Kentucky center Anthony Davis: “We call each other brothers and we really have …

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Mar 24

A look back: UK-Indiana

Kentucky advanced to the Elite Eight for the third consecutive season with a 102-90 victory over Indiana Saturday morning at the Georgia Dome. The Wildcats (35-2) will take on Baylor (27-9) at 2:20 p.m. Sunday for a spot in next week’s Final Four. The following are notable quotes from Kentucky’s win over the Hoosiers.

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