What a wild weekend, Big Blue Nation. First, the Wildcats took home the SEC Tournament title Sunday in a gritty overtime matchup with Texas A&M. Then, Selection Sunday rolled around, unveiling that Kentucky is a No. 4 seed with a possible rematch against Indiana down the road. Twitter went crazy, hoops junkies everywhere questioned if a four seed was a snub and John Calipari shared his thoughts. Catch up on everything here and on the Kentucky page of SECCountry.com for full SEC tourney coverage.
Here are five things to know:
- Kentucky beat Texas A&M in the SEC Tournament championship, yet still got stuck with the lower seed in the tournament. Texas A&M landed a No. 3 draw, Kentucky a No. 4. John Calipari wasn’t happy, but he likely wasn’t surprised based on what he said before the selection show .
- If you missed it, Kentucky’s win against Texas A&M was a thriller that came down to the wire.
- Here’s a rewind of the game with all the major storylines in one place.
- Jamal Murray was one of the heroes of the title game, draining a 3-pointer to put the exclamation point on putting the Aggies away.
- Among those excited about Kentucky’s win was Ashley Judd. She and ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale shared a moment.
Other Kentucky news from around the Internet
- Who was the X-factor in getting Kentucky to the tournament final? The Lexington Herald-Leader’s John Clay gave his take.
- The Louisville Courier-Journal’s Jon Hale was at Calipari’s house when the Wildcats learned of their seeding. Here is that story.
- The Courier-Journal also had Calipari’s full remarks on video.
- Kentucky’s first opponent is Stony Brook. The Louisville Courier-Journal’s Kyle Tucker compiled a nifty list with five things you need to know about the Seawolves.
The best stories around the SEC
- See which other teams join Kentucky in representing the SEC in March Madness.
- Four other SEC teams qualified for the NIT.
- LSU was left out of the NCAA pool and has decided to not participate in any postseason tournaments.
- A former Mississippi State football star now has a DUI which will unquestionably affect his draft stock.
- Who are Nick Saban’s top 5 players of all time?