Undefeated Kentucky Didn’t ‘Cut The Nets’ After Winning SEC Championship [VIDEO]

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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Basketball teams have been cutting down nets for nearly a century.

The net cutting-tradition is associated with achieving the pinnacle of success on the hardwoods, and snipping the nylon following a conference championship is just about every college basketball team’s dream.

That is, every college squad except for Kentucky.

The Kentucky Wildcats bested the Arkansas Razorbacks, 78-63, in Sunday’s SEC Tournament Championship game and finished the season with a perfect record of 34-0. However, an SEC title apparently isn’t enough for Blue Nation.

Instead of cutting the nets themselves after the game, players sent student managers out to accomplish the task.

Sophomore center Willie Cauley-Stein explained the decision to the media in a post-game press-conference. “Those aren’t the nets we’re really looking to cut down,” said the All-American. “It’s just a milestone. It’s just part of the process for us winning and everything, but we’re looking for something bigger.”

I absolutely love this. Analysts have doubted whether these kids could finish the season without losing, and they will clearly be playing with a sizable chip on their shoulders.

Power move. Big time.


[h/t ESPN]

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