We got home in time to watch the last five minutes. It was not pretty. We could have won, but somehow we didn't, as was becoming our habit. I hadn't even bothered to turn the lights on in my rush to the TV, so as the buzzer sounded, Lee kindly left me in the dark, alone with my grief. (Umm...there may or may not have been real tears involved...don't judge!)
It wasn't so much another loss, another home loss, but the whole future of UK basketball seemed dim. We had thrown away any hopes of having a respectable season (Okay, I still had some crazy notions we could win the SEC tournament and save all.) (You should also note that UK fans have ridiculously high standards for what constitutes a "respectable season".), and even if we got rid of the current big-hott-mess of a coach, it would take years to rebuild the program.
But it's happened. Magically (Well, it's not really magic so much as hiring the best coach in the league and bringing in the best recruiting class.), in just ten months, UK is now the #1 ranked basketball team in the country!! We are the only undefeated basketball team left!! *happy John Wall dancing* (If you don't know what that is, this is exactly what I'm doing.)
I can't stop beaming. My most beloved basketball team is back on top! All is right with the world...at least as far as college sports go. Hopefully we'll be getting some new banners soon. Very soon. ;)
On an even crazier note, my awesome mom sent me another sweet care package Friday with Little Debbie Valentine Hearts and a UK2K shirt (You know, to celebrate that UK is the first program to reach 2,000 wins. Impressive, huh?) which I wore during Saturday's game and we dominated during Saturday's game. Clearly, this means that I should wear the UK2K shirt for all of the rest of our games this season, right? Unwashed of course.