Rising Star: Kentucky Guard James YoungYoung scored 20 points for Kentucky last night, twice as many as the next highest-scoring Wildcat, in a 60-54 loss to Connecticut. This was Young's ninth 20-plus point game and he led Kentucky with 17 in the Final Four win over Wisconsin.
Five Things: UConn’s Defense, Foul Shooting Fuel ChampionshipLast night, the Huskies cut down the nets in Dallas after beating Kentucky 60-54 to win the school's fourth national championship. Consider that Kentucky needed four straight late escapes to reach the final and you get a sense for what kind of Tournament this was.
Keidel: Kentucky Coach John Calipari Comes Of AgeCalipari embraces the sordid system, uses it, and dominates. He doesn't pretend he's taking kids for the leafy campus life, for the diploma that will never arrive, or even for a few classes. He wants talent. And talent he gets. And talented he is.
The Harrison Twins Decision Day: Kentucky Over MarylandTerps fail to land the biggest high school basketball duo in history.
Elfin: Master Manipulator Of The SystemMany players, especially if they've played for John Calipari, have gained huge financial windfalls before they were legally allowed to drink by entering the NBA a year removed from high school, but that hasn't been to the benefit of the league.