Mission Impossible. Can’t be done. Kentucky cannot be beaten – not by anyone in this Final Four, and certainly not by Louisville.
That is the conventional wisdom, and it’s a well-attended convention. The Wildcats are ranked No. 1, 36-2, loaded with NBA talent and treating the NCAA tournament field like the Globetrotters treated the Washington Generals. The Cardinals have lost nine times this season – including a solid New Year’s Eve defeat at Kentucky – have maybe one player who could start for UK, and have survived two near-death experiences earlier in this tournament.
The efficiency geeks love the Wildcats. The basketball experts love the Wildcats. If James Naismith came back to life, he’d love what the Wildcats have done with his little invention.
You can come up with 100 reasons why Kentucky will emerge from Bluegrass Armageddon victorious. That’s the easy way out. Or you can come up with 10 reasons why Louisville will pull the biggest Final Four shocker since Duke upset UNLV in 1991. That’s the job here.
Can Louisville beat Kentucky? Can anyone beat Kentucky? Louisville Courier-Journal sports columnists Rick Bozich & Eric Crawford give a complete analysis and their predictions for Saturday's Final Four.
It didn't take long for Louisville singer/songwriter Mickey Clark to put pen to paper and come up with some modified lyrics for a familiar song to celebrate the UofL Cardinals' upcoming trip to New Orleans for the NCAA Final Four.