The big story the past week has been about Billy Gillispie and whether he will return next year, but last night the Kentucky basketball team gave the fans something much better to talk about, a comeback win on the road against a very talented Creighton team. Kentucky never led the game by more than one point until Jodie Meeks drove to the basket with 10 seconds and converted on an old fashioned three point play. The Blue Jays missed a game winning three at the buzzer.
Jodie Meeks did not have one of his best games this year, but he hit big shots down the stretch for the Cats and poured in 13 of his 16 points in the second half.
Patrick Patterson got into foul trouble early in the first half and barely saw the floor in the first half. He played an excellent defensive second half as the Blue Jays were able to get nothing going offensively in the paint. Also a big congrats to the big man as he joined elite company as 1,000 point club, way to go Patrick
Perry Stevenson had a very good game as he posted 13 points and 10 rebounds for the double double. He missed some shots, but continued to fight and fight and help will this team to a victory.
A very big win for the Cats in what was a difficult environment as the Creighton fans were loud and rowdy throughout the entire game.
The win extends the Cats season as they are rewarded with a trip to South Bend, Indiana to take on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame for the chance to advance to New York City.
Hopefully with this win maybe the rumors will die down about, but I doubt it. I just wish that the fans could focus in on this team and how hard they gutting it out. I listened to some call in shows today and no one wanted to talk about the great win last night, but instead talked almost exclusively on Billy and while it is an important topic I just wish the fans could put their attention to the kids for the rest of the season
Once this season ends let the speculation begin and feel free to talk about it continuously, but until then I say lets focus on Notre Dame and the chance to possibly meet the Florida Gators in New York. There are still potentially three more chances to watch this team play and grow towards next year and I say lets at beating Notre Dame and anyone else we might play instead of having straw polls on who we want to be the next coach.
I will have a new post up tomorrow at some point so look for that, hope everyone has a great night, and go Cats and lets beat the Irish