- Kentucky lost to 15th-seeded Saint Peter’s in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament
- Rival Louisville’s football coach took an opportunity to jab the Wildcats
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The upset of the NCAA Tournament’s opening round happened in the East Region, where No. 2 seed Kentucky was dropped by 15th-seeded Saint Peter’s in overtime.
The game was tight throughout, with the Peacocks pulling away in the final period. After being down by four points in that overtime session, Saint Peter’s battled back to score 14 of the game’s final 18 points.
The win was massive, and it took the college basketball world by storm.
And for good reason. I mean, what’s worse than losing to a peacock?!
When all was said and done, David beat Goliath. It’s why we watch March Madness.
As expected, many were taking an opportunity to jab at the highly seeded Wildcats. Big Blue is one of the winningest schools in the sport. The Kentucky faithful is one of the most passionate basketball fanbases in the country, and they’ll let you know it.
So when the chance arrives to dish some smack talk in the opposite direction, you take it.
And that’s just what Louisville head football coach Scott Satterfield did on Thursday.
Louisville Football Coach Celebrates Kentucky’s NCAA Tournament Loss
Louisville and Kentucky have been battling on the basketball court for decades. Two of the nation’s top teams, year in and year out, their fanbases take pride in beating their hated rival.
That hatred has carried over to the football field, too.
Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield was one of those viewers that took joy in watching the Wildcats fall. He had one simple message to relay following the contest.
Saint Peter’s is my new favorite team! Congrats @CoachSha10
— Coach Satterfield (@CoachSattUofL) March 18, 2022
Kentucky fans are down big after that upsetting defeat. But now, they might have extra motivation on the gridiron come November, where they’ve taken the Cardinals down in three consecutive seasons.
Satterfield hopes to be celebrating another Wildcat loss then, too.