Anthony Grant of VCU Interviewed by Another SEC Team

Kurt Wirth@Kurt_WirthCorrespondent IMarch 24, 2009

This time it’s Alabama.

Actually, he hasn’t been interviewed yet—but ‘Bama has received permission to contact VCU’s head coach, according to the Tuscaloosa News.

In other news, the Wildcats of Kentucky—where a coaching change is somewhat expected as soon as the Blue’s season ends—defeated top-seed Creighton on their own home floor tonight 65-63, as a last-second Creighton trey missed long. Here’s the stats break-down…

  • UK shot 46.8 percent from the floor, while Creighton shot 37.3 percent.
  • Creighton attempted 19 threes, while the Wildcats attempted only eight (and Meeks only two)
  • Kentucky shot 78.9 percent from the charity stripe; Creighton shot 57.9 percent. Both teams attempted 19 free throws.
  • UK’s Perry Stevenson had a great game.  He saw a game-high 38 minutes and responded with the game’s only double-double: 13 points on six-of-12 shooting, 10 rebounds, and two blocks.
  • Meeks led Kentucky (surprise) with 16 points but attempted only nine shots.  He was a perfect on seven free throws (another surprise).

In close games, free throws are everything—and that was clearly the case here. Nice to see someone other than Patterson or Meeks step up, as the Wildcats desperately need some more role-players.

Kentucky will hit the road again and play at Notre Dame for a chance to travel to New York for the NIT Final Four.

As a recap of SEC teams in postseason play, one-seed Florida will host twp-seed Penn State tomorrow at 8 p.m. CT for the bid to NYC, and the winner of that game will face the Kentucky/Notre Dame winner.

One-seed Auburn hosts three-seed Baylor for the same privilege and the winner of that game will match up against the winner of San Diego State vs. either Davidson or St. Mary’s.

If St. Mary’s defeats Davidson, Kentucky (a four-seed) will be the lowest-seeded team in New York City.

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