Willie on tonight's win: "Heart"

Mrs. Tyler Thompsonover 6 years


CBPCB4cWoAAdp55 I'm struggling to come up with any words to capture Kentucky's thrilling win tonight, but Willie Cauley-Stein summed it up perfectly in the locker room. "It's heart," Willie said of Kentucky's dramatic comeback. "That's a great word for it," Marcus Lee said. "This team has a huge heart." I think we all thought the Cats would lose at some point, and even Willie admitted he got nervous. "I did when there was about seven minutes left and then I realized there's seven minutes left. This is what we do. If we can get it tied again, there's no doubt in my mind that we win it." Marcus Lee freely admitted he was terrified. "Yeah I was scared! I'm not going to lie to you," Lee said. "It was that whole half, you just have that big thing stuck in your chest and you're kind of just waiting for your team to pick it up and once you finally pick it up, you rest it out and feel good." When I told Karl Towns how Willie summed up the game, he had a slight addition. "I think it's heart and I think it can be summed up in another word: will." I'll add one more: fate.

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