ESPN's Eamonn Brennan has picked some winners and losers from the Big 12 - SEC Challenge.
Brennan believes Kentucky was one of the event's big winners.
Here's an excerpt:
You read right. Yeah, sure, Kentucky didn't actually win. Here's the thing: No one wins at Kansas. Ever. And John Calipari's team was incredibly close. If not for foul trouble and sheer exhaustion, the Wildcats might even have pulled it off. The final score matters less than the way they played -- inspired and fearless and led by a point guard (Tyler Ulis: 26 points, 11-of-19, 8 assists, 3 steals) who took on every minute of regulation and overtime. It was a resounding validation of the strides they've made since the Jan. 16 loss at Auburn, even in defeat.
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