NEW ORLEANS — Here's how dull it was to watch Kentucky's 100-71 smackdown of overmatched East Tennessee State: It actually put one fan to sleep.
With 17 minutes to go in the second half and the top-seeded Wildcats safely ahead by 30 points, the video board at New Orleans arena caught a Texas fan reclining in his lower bowl seat with his eyes closed. It was a fitting reaction for what was predictably a snoozer of a game.
Whatever the recipe is for a No. 16 seed beating a No. 1 for the first time, East Tennessee State didn't have the proper ingredients. DeMarcus Cousins curiously had only five points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes, but Eric Bledsoe played the role of star for the night with 29 points on 9-for-11 shooting and Patrick Patterson and John Wall chipped in 22 and 17.
About the only thing that kept fans' attention was Kentucky coach John Calipari's odd unwillingness to sit his starters despite going up by as many as 40 midway through the second half. Perhaps Calipari wasRead More »from Kentucky's blowout win a real snoozer for one Texas fan