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Kentucky players don’t cut down nets after winning SEC tournament

The net remained as Kentucky players didn’t cut them down after the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game on Sunday. Team managers later cut them down.
The net remained as Kentucky players didn’t cut them down after the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game on Sunday. Team managers later cut them down. The Associated Press

As expected, Kentucky beat Arkansas in Sunday’s SEC tournament title game.

What was unexpected is that the team didn’t cut down the nets after the game.

“Those aren’t the nets we’re really looking to cut down,” Olathe Northwest graduate Willie Cauley-Stein told reporters. “It’s just a milestone. It’s just part of the process for us winning and everything, but we’re looking for something bigger. We’re looking to cut down a couple more nets in the tournament.”

That’d be after the regional final and the national-championship game.

Kentucky’s student managers cut down the nets.

“We all looked at each other, and we all said that this is not over,” said Karl-Anthony Towns told ESPN. “We have a lot more to strive for.”

Then again, this is old hat for Kentucky, 34-0. The Wildcats have won 28 SEC tournament titles. All other SEC teams have combined for 27.

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