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Cats Defense Crushes the Cornell Dream

Posted on: March 26, 2010 2:03 am
 
MATT JONES



Well that dream is now shattered.  All week long every lazy columnist in America wrote the same article.  Cornell, the loveable Ivy upstarts would be playing bad 'ol Kentucky and their future NBA talents.  Wouldnt it be great if they won and got a victory for the little guy and all that is good?  As played out as the storyline was, it got the attention of Kentucky and they came out and exerted their will on Cornell, dominating the Big Red 62-45.

Cornell came out early and took a 10-2 lead, but soon thereafter, the Big Blue put on a defensive performance that is likely the best we have seen in college basketball this season.  John Wall, Demarcus Cousins, Patrick Patterson and the rest of the Cats closed out on every shooter and made it impossible for Cornell to get open looks.  And when an Ivy team isnt able to take open shots and has to beat you off the dribble...well that is an Ivy team that will not last long.  The Cats held Cornell to 6 points over the last 15 minutes of the second half, took a 16 point lead to the locker room and coasted on to a rather comfortable victory.

After the game, the Kentucky players noted that the media hype of the loveable underdogs motivated them.  John Wall said, "we knew everyone wanted us to lose and I was ok with that.  If people dont like you, there isnt anything you can do except go and prove them wrong."  And prove them wrong they did.  Kentucky was clearly the superior team on the court during the entire game, laying waste to those (like PTI's Mike Wilbon) who called the game a "pick em."

It is however a great season for Cornell, as their 8 seniors leave a great legacy and an amazing Tournament run.  Kentucky gets West Virginia next.  Its Huggy Bear vs Calipari, two of the three or four most disliked coaches nationally going for the Final Four. Defense will rule and you can guarantee the winner will be tough as nails.
Category: NCAAB
Tags: East
 
Comments

Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: March 27, 2010 10:52 am
 

Cats Defense Crushes the Cornell Dream

Kentucky eats "smart kids" for breakfast. Just ask Vandy and Cornell. Are you hearing me Duke?



Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: March 26, 2010 1:00 pm
 

Cats Defense Crushes the Cornell Dream

That was nice! Bilas eating his words and having to like it! CATS have a decent defense too(tired of hearing 'bout everyone elses)!!!! Keep playing hard...GO P2 (guys here in H-town.WV that is)!



Since: Feb 15, 2009
Posted on: March 26, 2010 11:49 am
 

Cats Defense Crushes the Cornell Dream

I really enjoyed watching Jay Bilas sit there and praise Kentucky through his gritted teeth. We haven't forgotten his Cornell over Kentucky pick, he was so convinced...typical Dukie.  



Since: Apr 3, 2007
Posted on: March 26, 2010 9:57 am
 

Cats Defense Crushes the Cornell Dream

Matt:  You are doing a great job with keeping us informed here and at KSR.  Thanks for all the hard work.  Isn't is great, though, that 5 still beat 8 last night!!!!!!!!!!!      
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