Big Blue Links for Wednesday:
ESPN’s Seth Greenberg and Dick Vitale, both late-season Cats critics, say Kentucky found post-season transformation. Greenberg is buddies with UK coach John Calipari. The two talk often. And Greenberg says that starting with the SEC Tournament, “the light bulb went on” for Kentucky.
Ticket prices in Indianapolis are climbing as we get closer to Friday night. Reports Cats Illustrated, “Secondary-market tickets for Friday’s doubleheader — featuring Michigan against Tennessee and Kentucky against Louisville — were available for an average of $151 dollars per ticket prior to the Cats’ win against the Shockers. Since then, that average number has increased to $294.”
Louisville faces a tall order in the Cats, writes the Courier-Journal’s Tim Sullivan. Tall meaning Kentucky’s height and length. Since Louisville dismissed Chane Behanan, the Cards lack size and depth in the frontcourt.
College basketball data is now at a premium with big schools paying big money for the numbers. That’s bad news for the little guys who relied on analytics to level the playing field, according to the New York Times.
My notes column contains additional NCAA tidbits as we roll toward the Sweet 16.