I'm still in wind-down mode from the 2007-08 Kentucky basketball season. I still have a rooting interest in the tournament in Western Kentucky, but other than that, I am just trying to recover from the stress of the season and deal with the inevitability that for the Wildcats, it is over with a capital O.
So instead of trying to reach into my foggy brain for something pithy, I think I'll just have a look at some of the post-season commentary.
It seems that most people, including me and probably most of you, have realized by now that it was Kentucky's defense that did not shine in the loss to Marquette. Gillispie himself had this observation:
"I think our defense has been fantastic (recently)," Gillispie said. "Today it was much more difficult to be fantastic because it's so hard to guard the dribbler, but I didn't think our secondary defense was very good at all, didn't think we rotated over nearly enough."
Joe Crawford believes that if Patterson had been available, the Marquette game would have gone the other way:
The New York Times reports that all that is left for Kentucky is pain and tears, via Joe Crawford:
Sometimes, rewards for great effort are ... delayed.