Even though we’re well into the March Madness frenzy, I haven’t posted anything here lately about our beloved Univ. of Kentucky Wildcats. So I’ll be going a bit off-topic today to correct that lapse.

Here in Lexington today, it feels like “all basketball, all across the state.”

The 95th Boys’ Sweet Sixteen (our statewide high-school basketball championship) is being played out — day and night, from today through the weekend — in Rupp Arena.

And I just heard a report on NPR’s All Things Considered about last night’s NCAA-tournament play-in game between Western Kentucky University and Mississippi Valley State University. The WKU Hilltoppers came back from a sixteen-point deficit in the final five minutes to win the game. And with President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron in attendance, no less.

Now, the Hilltoppers will go on to play our Wildcats tomorrow evening, in Louisville. That’s right. In the tournament’s first round: two Kentucky teams playing in Kentucky. You can imagine how excited everyone here is, and how quickly those tickets sold out!

Go Cats!!