DENVER (AP) - They know a little something about hoops history
in the Bluegrass State, and Kenneth Faried has a small slice of his
Faried plays for tiny Morehead State, located in the northeast
corner of Kentucky, and has become the most prolific rebounder in
the modern era of college basketball.
He'll try to grab a few more Thursday when the 13th-seeded
Eagles play none other than No. 4 Lousiville in the Southwest
region of the NCAA tournament, an all-Kentucky matchup being played
1,200 miles from home.
Even though he's going against a roster recruited by Rick
Pitino, against a team that finished third in the Big East this
season, Faried might just be the most-talented player on the floor
- the man who passed Tim Duncan on the all-time Division I
rebounding list this season and is widely regarded as a first-round
NBA draft pick.
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