"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving."
With all respect to the Honorable Tzu, the Cats have every intention of making it to Nashville. The Elite Eight is a fine and admirable achievement, but having reached it three of the last four years, the Wildcats would like to smash through that final glass ceiling and carve their names in program history.
But before all that smashing and history making, the Cats need to get past Wright State today. As we saw eloquently demonstrated by the fine boys in Duke blue yesterday, taking any team for granted is a dream killer. So what do we know about Wright State?
Mike Bradbury and his Wright State Raiders squad won the Horizon League championship this past Sunday to earn the program's first ever ticket to the Big Dance. Players to watch include Kim Demmings, who averages 23 pts. a game. Kim shoots 43% from the field and puts up a lot of 3s, averaging 7 attempts per game and landing 35%. Also keep an eye on Ivory James, the club's 2nd best shooter, who averages 17 pts. a game. Ivory shoots 44% from the field and is 35% from three-point range.
Wright State will have a lot of emotion coming into this game, as it is such a great achievement for them to make the tourney. For Bradbury this is something like a homecoming, as he has Kentucky roots, including a stint as HC at Morehead.
So what does Kentucky have to do to get the win and move on with their journey?
Until 11 EDT Cat Fans - GO BIG BLUE!