Kentucky’s dream of an undefeated season ended Saturday night, as the Wisconsin Badgers exacted revenge for last year’s Final Four loss to the Wildcats with a 71-64 victory in Indianapolis. After the contest, Wisconsin celebrated wildly, while a few UK players decided to head straight to the locker room. Willie Cauley-Stein, specifically, is being criticized for not staying to shake hands with the Badgers after the loss.
Here’s full video of the end of the game, via TBS.
Here’s a Vine of one of the Team Stream broadcasts on TNT.
Cauley-Stein and his teammates are getting killed on social media. Former Michigan State star Morris Peterson wasn’t impressed – nor was current UCLA guard Bryce Alford.
— Matt Stone (@mattstonephotog) April 5, 2015
Can’t shake hands after your only loss??? pic.twitter.com/OmXINiO3De
— Daniel Nietz (@dnietz) April 5, 2015
Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein too big to shake hands… pic.twitter.com/QIfFVoH84t
— Dave Marren (@DaveMarren) April 5, 2015
Can’t stop to shake hands? pic.twitter.com/sEXtuWihkt
— Frederick Rezler (@fredrez) April 5, 2015
Congrats on an unreal season by UK but respect the game and shake hands. Come on
— Bryce Alford (@balford20) April 5, 2015
I’m rooting all the way for the Badgers to win the Championship. Sorry, but the UK players didn’t even shake hands with them after the game.
— Brittany (@b_summerfield) April 5, 2015
Congrats to Wisconsin on beating a great team tonight. Don’t like how guys on Kentucky didn’t shake hands. No place in the game for that
— Morris Peterson (@mopete24) April 5, 2015
I’m more disappointed that we lost, but I’m also disappointed that we didn’t shake hands to a good Wisconsin team. We’re better than that.
— Colton Bentley (@ch_bentley106) April 5, 2015
Really Kentucky? You don’t even have the respect to stay on the court and shake the opposing teams’ (Badgers) hands? Unbelievable.
— Helena Brockman (@HelenaBrockman) April 5, 2015
Two Kentucky players didn’t shake any Wisconsin players hands and just walked off the court. Poor poor sore losers.
— Nicole Krasean (@NicoleKrasean) April 5, 2015
It’s important to note that it wasn’t all of Kentucky’s players – most were gracious after defeat. But you can still expect this to get plenty of play over the next day or two.