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Scott M

Kentucky Upset

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I bet Tubby is sitting back relaxing in his office on University Ave. watching highlights of Billy Gillespie's Kentucky Wildcats lose to Gardner-Webb in the 2K Sports Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic.

I remember Gardner-Webb came into the Barn and beat the Gophs a couple years ago on a late 3 pointer...

I'm sure there will be more upsets throughout the season, but this one certainly is a big one in terms of david-goliath size of program comparisons, like Michigan - Appalachian State in college football earlier this fall.

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Michigan State lost their first exihibition game to D2 Grand Valley State last week. I'm an MSU fan, so my opinion might be a bit slanted, but these are no where near the upset of Michigan football by App State. App State kept Michigan out of the National Championship picture. Both MSU and Kentucky basketball records sit at 0-0 today.

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No, it's probably not as big as Applachian State Michigan, but its similar as far as school size and recruiting power is concerned. THe winningest program ever versus a nobody. Granted Kentucky was only ranked #22 and they have the whole season to recover.

It wasn't 1982 Chaminade-Virginia or any of the tournament upsets like 1998 Valpo-Ole Miss or 1993 Santa Clara-Arizone but it is an early season heavy hitter upset.

But, it was not an exhibition game. It was a tournament game so KY drops to 1-1.

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Big upset or no, I still like the omen:

Tubby leaves KY, the Wildcats lose when they are expected to win.

Tubby comes to MN, the Gophers...

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