When I posted last week, UK was about to play their rivals, Louisville, for a spot in the Elite 8...
Our office was decked out in blue on Friday!!
The game was at 9:40pm on Friday night so I left work early to spend some time with the pups, then headed to B-Dubs at 6:30! Yes.. 6:30.
People, I live in Lexington. AKA Home of the UK Wildcats. AKA home to a bazillion crazy Big Blue fans who will camp out hours, days, weeks in advance for anything UK Basketball. So I met my friends Kate and Nick at B-dubs and we were lucky enough to get a table!
The atmosphere was crazy as always and the CATS pulled off the win in another nail-biter!! I swear all of their games in this tournament have come down to the wire and it's stressful!! But a LOT of the tournament games have been close .. which is what makes it SO FUN! It's MADNESS people!
So not only did the Cats beat Louisville on Friday, but they played in the Elite 8 last night against Michigan! AND THEY FREAKING BEAT THEM TOO!
I think I'm still in shock. In just a matter of a few days my Cats are in the FINAL FOUR! Holy monkey.
A lot of people dislike UK fans because we are cocky and throw out ridiculous predictions at the beginning of the season. Well, I'm more of a realistic UK fan. I saw our downward spiral and honestly wasn't expecting much from this tournament.
So you can imagine how pleasantly surprised I've been that our young, selfish players have come together as a team and played their asses off!
So now the Final Four on Saturday. I'm so excited! We are so close at this point, why not wish for the best??? And AMANDA is coming into town for the game! Sooo excited to see her!! Hopefully we win so we can do a happy dance...
We have to be at the TOP of our game if we want to continue. We beat Michigan because we made just as many 3's as they did (they are the 2nd best 3-point shooting team in the country), because we had very few turnovers (for us) and we dominated in size down low.
If we keep our turnovers in check, keeping being strong in the paint, and have some good perimeter shooting, I'm not sure there is anyone who can stop us. We just have to FIGHT for it. And these boys have done that without fail so far!
Let's see how far we can go Cats! #BBN #AllCatsEverything #GOBIGBLUE!!!