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Pressure the key as Kentucky advances

Updated: March 23, 2010, 10:49 AM ET
By Graham Hays

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The pressure of the moment didn't get to No. 4 seed Kentucky in Monday's 70-52 win against fifth-seeded Michigan State in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Pressure, in fact, got the Wildcats to a regional semifinal for the first time since 1982.

It was appropriate that what had once been a back-and-forth affair in the first half ended with the Wildcats taking what amounted to an extended victory lap in front of a decidedly partisan blue-clad ...

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