Posted: Mar 27, 2010 8:07 PM
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Say goodbye to John Calipari's fabulous Kentucky freshmen - and probably junior Patrick Patterson, too.
Their season is over, and the next stop for Patterson, flashy guard John Wall and imposing center DeMarcus Cousins could be the NBA after the top-seeded Wildcats' season ended with a thud. Kentucky's high-tempo offense was grinded to a halt by an intimidating West Virginia defense in a 73-66 loss in the East Regional final on Saturday.
Wall and Cousins finished the game on the bench. Wall fouled out with 51 seconds left, and Cousins was on the sideline for the final three minutes because the Wildcats needed outside shooters.
The freshmen already have indicated it's their intention to enter the NBA after only one college season, barring a significant change of heart.
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