Unlikely. It did make this Aggie smile, however, when he saw that Billy Gillispie’s Kentucky Wildcats were beaten 84-68 by the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs in the 2k Sports College Hoops Classic.
The tournament, benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer, had been set up to send four top programs — No. 3 Memphis, Connecticut, Oklahoma and Kentucky — to New York next week to play in the semifinals.
However, instead of the Wildcats, Gardner-Webb, which finished 9-21 last season and tied for seventh in the Atlantic Sun Conference, will play the winner of Thursday night’s game between Buffalo and Connecticut.
It looks like it was never a competitive contest, as the Wildcats were quickly down 14-0, and were never able to cut the deficit below 7.
I know he’ll turn things around, however the criticism at Kentucky is amazing. After an exhibition game, he was criticized for the suit he wore:
Gillispie, criticized by some fans after the team’s first exhibition game for wearing a gray suit and yellow tie but no Kentucky blue, was more appropriately attired this time. He wore a dark blue shirt, with a silver tie and charcoal suit.
I don’t recall him losing to a team like this in his years at TAMU. He was a king. We were happy going to the sweet 16 (Actually, we were happy when we went to the NIT). I wonder what will happen if he loses another game like this one at Kentucky.