Kentucky basketball fans are having an awful time as the Wildcats fall flat on their faces against the Saint Peter’s Peacocks.
Big Blue Nation is in shambles as March Madness has very quickly become March Sadness for Kentucky basketball fans. In a wild and referee whistle-filled game, the Kentucky Wildcats were upset by the Saint Peter’s Peacocks.
This is a game that Kentucky should have been able to dominate. The Wildcats are loaded with talent and should have been able to cruise to a simple, easy victory.
That’s not exactly what happened to the Wildcats though.
The Peacocks, a 15 seed, were a pest to the Wildcats all evening. As a result, Saint Peter’s managed to take down Kentucky with a very respectable 85-79 win in overtime. The Wildcats had plenty of opportunities to control this game. They were sent to the free throw line 35 times and only managed to make 23 attempts.
That’s not good!
Well, it was for Saint Peter’s. The Peacocks have to be glad Kentucky wasn’t able to take advantage of those free throw attempts.
Now the Wildcats are headed home and Kentucky fans are incensed.
March Madness: Kentucky basketball fans angered after stunning upset to Saint Peter’s in NCAA Tournament
Like death and taxes, March Sadness is inevitable for all but one team involved in the NCAA Tournament. It comes for all of us at some point. There’s no shame in being a little sad over this one, Kentucky fans.
It’ll be fascinating to see how Kentucky fans look at John Calipari now. The incredibly successful head coach probably didn’t win a lot of folks over with this loss.
People are going to be upset about this one for a little while.
For more NCAA basketball news, analysis, opinion and features, check out more from the FanSided college basketball section to stay on top of the latest action.
This post contains affiliate links, where we may receive a percentage of any sale made from the links on this page. Prices and availability accurate as of the time of publication.