Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 3/27/12
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In the press conference after his team beat Baylor to advance for the Final Four, Kentucky Coach John Calipari asked, "Is the floor going to be raised (in the Super Dome)? Does anybody know?" When was confirmed that the floor would, indeed, be elevated a couple of feet above field level for the games, Cal said, "That makes it harder. When they raise that floor, now it becomes a little harder. So a team that doesn't shoot a whole lot of threes has an advantage." Kentucky, while being a very good three-point shooting team, hasn't had to rely on the outside game all year, so, in theory, the raised court should work in their favor. As if they needed another advantage. The Wildcats already field the most skilled group of athletes in college basketball, a group that plays as selflessly as any in recent memory, and one that has put on its best performances when it counts the most: in this NCAA tournament. "This team hasn't been rattled all year," Calipari said. "We've had teams come a...
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