Cornell Basketball: Big Red’s Journey to NCAA Sweet 16 is Unlike Kentucky’s

Posted by David White on March-22-2010 Add Comments

Kentucky and Cornell.

Could two college basketball programs meeting in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament really be any more different?

Kentucky is the top ranked team remaining in the tournament (as the second overall No. 1 seed behind Kansas, which was dismissed by Northern Iowa), while Cornell ranked at a No. 12, has the worst seed left in the draw.

But the contrast goes much deeper.

The history of Kentucky’s basketball program is filled with superlatives.

The Wildcats have won more total games than any school in history (2,022); have appeared in more NCAA Tournaments than any o...

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