March 29, 2011
Location: Lexington, Ky.
Team Mascot: Wildcats
Greatest basketball moment: Take your pick from any of the seven title teams, but the 1995-1996 squad was the most dominant, finishing 34-2 after rolling through the SEC with a perfect mark and steamrolling opponents in the NCAA tournament.
Reason to root for them:
Reason to root against them: Nobody guarded the inbound:
How the school dealt with Final Four appearance on its main website page: It didn't. On Monday afternoon, there was no reference to the Wildcats on the front page of uky.edu. There was, however, something about "Math Madness" and an article about Maker's Mark.
Famous alumni: Ashley Judd
Famous alumni who didn't star in "Kiss the Girls": John Scopes, the defendant in the Scopes trial.
Smart quote to make others think you've been following Kentucky all along: "Jorts are the new black."
What not to say at your Final Four party: "Rick Pitino looks a little different than I remember him, but he still has tremendous hair."
What Clark Kellogg will probably say about Kentucky: "It all comes down to scoring. If the 'Cats can pointify every possession, watch out!"
Chances of winning it all: The Wildcats are the favorites to cut down the nets in Houston. As such, they stand little chance of actually doing so.
Jim Nantz's most likely scripted line if they do: "Houston is my old Kentucky home!"