SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Say goodbye to John Calipari's fabulous
Kentucky freshmen - and probably junior Patrick Patterson, too.
Their season is over, and the next stop for Patterson, flashy
guard John Wall and imposing center DeMarcus Cousins could be the
NBA after the top-seeded Wildcats' season ended with a thud.
Kentucky's high-tempo offense was grinded to a halt by an
intimidating West Virginia defense in a 73-66 loss in the East
Regional final on Saturday.
Wall and Cousins finished the game on the bench. Wall fouled out
with 51 seconds left, and Cousins was on the sideline for the final
three minutes because the Wildcats needed outside shooters.
The freshmen already have indicated it's their intention to
enter the NBA after only one college season, barring a significant
change of heart.