Cats stop Cornell, earn trip to Elite Eight

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - John Wall and top-seeded Kentucky overcame
an early deficit with a swarming defense, stopping Cornell's
captivating NCAA tournament run with a 62-45 win Thursday night in
the East Regional semifinals.
With much of the Carrier Dome crowd - and the country - pulling
for an upset by the 12th-seeded Ivy Leaguers, Cornell bolted to a
10-2 lead in the opening minutes.
But quickly, Wall and the Wildcats (35-2) displayed all the
NBA-caliber talent that makes them a traditional powerhouse.
Kentucky led 32-16 at halftime and made it 38-21 before Cornell
(29-5) climbed back into it.
Ahead by 40-34 with 5½ minutes left, coach John Calipari's team
kept its composure and advanced to play No. 2 seed West Virginia on
Saturday for a spot in the Final Four.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus


2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Register for Email
RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 89244537 -
Gray Television, Inc.