I'm a student at the University of Kansas, though I'll be graduated soon.
It'd be so sweet to have a national championship in both my first and last years of college.
I think Kentucky wins this tournament, but anything is possible.
Well, there is certainly no excuse if UofK loses. They SHOULD win. They have seven McDonald's AAs and 5-6 first round draft choices. All the other number one seeds laid down. Their next opponent is missing two projected starters and the reserve center because of injuries.
If they don't win it all, Cal might have to take that Knicks job without even returning to Lexington. He'll have to leave his furniture for the looters.
I'll be rooting against the Wildcats like none other, though. I don't care for Calipari at all, and that's despite the fact that he got his undergraduate degree from KU.
If someone wanted to rank the alltime most successful and classy programs in the nation, Kansas would be my choice for number one. I'd also put Indiana, Michigan State, Syracuse, Louisville, UCLA, and of course North Carolina on the list. UC and OSU would be in the next group along with Georgetown, Missouri, Illinois, and Duke. Florida is rising. Arizona has had some good times with mostly class. St. Johns has great tradition and not a hint of scandal.
But Kansas has earned great respect on and off the court. Heck, they invented the game. I wouldn't feel badly if they won it all this year. But they won't. It is impossible for UofK to lose.
I think that when you look at the modern era, you see that Kansas, North Carolina, Duke, and Kentucky have been the most successful.
I'd list the first three for "classy," and leave the last one off.
The killer for UCLA is that I said "most successful and CLASSY". There were some shenanigans going on during those years. Not to the level of Calipari or anything, but their image is somewhat tainted despite their success.
But you can't ignore their results. They are without question the most SUCCESSFUL program of all time. Wooden is without question the greatest coach of all time. Their record for most consecutive championships will never be approached.
I'm only 23.
I've been a fan since around 1993 or 1994. I became a huge fan when Paul Pierce came to Kansas.
Ya gotta know yourself.