By Jill Smith
Snow and confetti fell in St. Louis on Sunday afternoon as the Wildcats won their 31st SEC Tournament Title. The venue and the city were new for the Southeastern Conference, but Big Blue Nation found its way to the “Gateway of the West” to cheer on their beloved team. The Wildcats gave BBN much to cheer about during their three-day tournament play with victories over the Georgia Bulldogs, Alabama Crimson Tide and Tennessee Volunteers.
Memorable performances by Kevin Knox, Wenyen Gabriel and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander earned them a spot on the All-Tournament Team with Gilgeous-Alexander also earning SEC Tournament MVP Honors. The SEC Tournament crown was earned by Kentucky for a fourth consecutive year and the Wildcats have far more titles than any other school.
The UK Alumni Association and the St. Louis UK Alumni Club hosted an SEC Tournament Pregame Pep Rally on Friday before Kentucky’s game against Georgia. Alumni and fans enjoyed season highlights, free t-shirts courtesy of UK HealthCare, and appearances by the UK Cheerleaders, Dance Team and Pep Band, along with former Wildcat Great Jack “Goose” Givens. More than 800 alumni and fans attended the spirited event at Fox Sports Midwest Live!.
The UK Alumni Association staff enjoyed the chance to meet and visit with a number of alumni and volunteers and appreciates all who came out to support the event. St. Louis was a wonderful host and as usual, “Blue Got In.” Happy March Madness!