Kentucky came out looking good in the first half of the 2nd round of NCAA tournament play against Buffalo. The Wildcats went up by 9 points at halftime. Reffs were acting as Oprah Winfrey, you get a foul, you get a foul, everyone gets a foul. (lol) Cats scored 51 points in the first half, with Knox on the bench for the last 7 minutes of first half play. Shai led the way with 17 points in the first 20 minutes. Buffalo came out in the 2nd half and cut the lead to 6 points really quick with some big shots, and a couple turnovers by the Wildcats. That wouldn’t stop these “young” Cats, fighting to push the lead back up to 10, then 12…14…13…17..Cats win by 20, Sweet 16 bound, next stop……..Catlanta!!!!!
NOTE: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander = 27 points 6 assist
Hamidou Diallo= 22 points 8 boards (Diallo went Hami on em!!!)
TEAMS MOVING ON TO SWEET 16:
Kentucky, Loyola-Chicago, Puke, Villinova, Kansas, Texas Tech, Gonzaga, Michigan, Purdue, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Nevada, Clemson, Kansas State, Florida State, West Virginia.
It was a great round of 32, alot of very exciting games, close nail biters, and some blow outs. (11 seed) Loyola-Chicago upset (3 seed) Tennessee by 1 point. (First double digit seed to make Sweet 16)
(1 seed) Kansas escapes a close game, winning by 4 points against (8 seed) Seton Hall. (3 seed) Michigan beats (6 seed) Houston with (deep) 3 point shot (by a freshman) with 3.6 seconds left. (11 seed) Syracuse upsets (3 seed) Michigan State in a nail biter. (2 seed) Purdue wins by 3 points, to narrowly escape upset to (10 seed) Butler. The Madness is real! #Survive&Advance. (7 seed) Texas A&M beat the breaks off of (2 seed) North Carolina, I really enjoyed this game! (lol) (7 seed) Nevada comes back from 22 points down to beat (2 seed) Cincinnati, unbelievable game.( it was bananas) second largest comeback in NCAA history. (5 seed) Clemson dismantled (4seed) Auburn, it was a beatdown the whole game…. (SMH).
(16 seed) UMBC fought to the end, and made it one hell of a game with (9 seed) Kansas State, but the history making UMBC Golden Retrievers couldn’t hang on to win this close game. Hats off to UMBC, you’re forever remembered. (History made)! (9 seed) Florida State upsets (1 seed) Xavier…..great comeback. (5 seed) West Virginia ended the night in the 2nd round with a blowout over (13 seed) Marshall. On to the Sweet 16!!
Kentucky vs Kansas State Thursday 3/22 @ 9:50 EST on CBS.
LETS GO BIG BLUE!!!!!!
PREDICTION: 89-81 KENTUCKY!!