Any win against Georgetown is a great win; let’s get that straight right off the bat. Especially when it’s in overtime, on national television, and Georgetown is ranked near the top ten. I’ll take a victory against the Hoyas — no matter how pretty or ugly — any chance I can get, and I will savor every drop of it. Any win against G-town garners an automatic “A” grade for the team, regardless of circumstances.
Thus, my only observation concerning the ever-so-slim margin of victory and the numerous flaws and vulnerabilities exposed tonight in the Dome will take this form:
- Yesterday evening the Kentucky Wildcats played the Florida Gators in Kentucky. Florida is the #7 team in the country and the 2nd best team in Kentucky’s conference — and the Wildcats obliterated the Gators by 20. Tonight we played the #11 team in the country and the 2nd best team in our conference, also at home. We won by three points in overtime.
In other words, I’m at peace that we’re ranked #2 and not #1. Clearly that’s appropriate at this stage, because Kentucky is on a level by themselves right now. The good news is, we don’t have to worry about the excessive pressure of going into the NCAAs as the prohibitive favorite to win it all. The bad news is…
Nope, no bad news. There’s never bad news when we beat Georgetown.