By LARRY VAUGHT
Just how impressive was Kentucky’s NCAA play even though the Wildcats lost to Connecticut in the national championship game?
Well, SI.com’s Brian Hamilton ranked the 10 best tourney games and three of the top four involved —you guessed it — Kentucky. And who can argue.
Hamilton ranked UK’s 78-76 win over previously unbeaten Wichita State as “maybe the most momentous round of 32 game ever.” That’s strong. Not just best game of this tourney, but best round of 32 game ever.
Hamilton had Wisconsin’s 64-63 overtime win over Arizona No. 2, but he had the Wildcats’ 74-73 win over Wisconsin on Aaron Harrison’s second game-winning 3-pointer as the third best game. Hamilton called it a “thrilling back-and-forth affair.”
Next he listed Kentucky’s 75-72 victory Michigan at No. 4 that included the “first of Aaron Harrison’s two bring-down-the-house three-pointers to win games.”
So what do you think?
And no, Hamilton didn’t have the win over Louisville in his top 10, and I’m not sure he should not have included that game as well.