In the first round of the NCAA tournament, the Kentucky basketball team fell to the Duke Blue Devil.
In the second round, the Wildcats fell to a Kansas Jayhawks team.
And, finally, in the third round, they fell to Kansas Jayhawkeyes.
Kentucky lost to Duke in the first two rounds of the 2014 NCAA tournament.
(Getty Images) Kentucky’s loss to Duke was one of the most shocking losses in NCAA history.
Kentucky had a chance to beat the Blue Devils.
It didn’t happen.
Kentucky, which was the No. 1 seed in the Big East, had the No, 1 and No. 2 seeds in the NCAA Tournament.
The Wildcats had been playing better than anyone had expected them to since they entered the tournament.
But the Blue Devil squad was the better team and was the favorite to win the championship.
In the first game of the tournament, Kentucky was up by two in the opening minutes, but the Jayhawks took a three-point lead in the fourth.
They had a shot at tying it with two seconds left.
But it bounced away, instead giving Duke a 99-97 lead.
Duke took a five-point advantage and went on a 12-1 run to take a 68-62 lead into the locker room.
The Jayhawks led by 14 early in the second half.
Then they held on, outscoring Kentucky 14-6 over the final four minutes.
Kentucky didn’t give up and took the lead in double overtime on a 3-pointer by Jordan Adams with 3.4 seconds left to play.
The Wildcats responded with a 10-2 run to pull ahead by 12.
Then, after the Jayhawks scored eight straight to take the lead, a jumper by Thomas Bryant with 3:19 left gave Kentucky the lead.
The Blue Devils responded with six straight to push the lead to 12.
The Jayhawks responded with seven straight to tie the game.
But a three by Davis with 5:18 remaining cut the deficit to two.
Kentucky led by as many as 15.
But with 3 minutes to go, Davis made a jumper to put the Jayhawk lead at double digits with 19 seconds left and the Wildcats were on their way to a second straight championship.
A three by Johnson with 2:47 remaining cut Kentucky’s lead to 14 with 15 seconds left, but Kansas responded with eight straight, including a 3 by Adams with 5.8 seconds left that gave Kentucky a chance at a third straight title.
But Kentucky went on an 18-5 run to seal the win.
The game was played at Memorial Stadium, which seats more than 20,000 people.
The crowd of 23,873 at the stadium was the most ever for a Final Four tournament game.
The Kentucky win was the first time in the history of the Kentucky athletic department that a team had a losing record against a top-seeded team.
Kentucky also broke a NCAA tournament record by winning back-to-back NCAA tournaments, the first in the program’s history.
Kentivian coach Mark Few said after the game that he was proud of his team’s performance.
“This is a proud moment for the Jayhounds and a proud memory for the Kentucky men and women who came to play this game for the University of Kentucky,” Few said.
“Our guys put in a tremendous effort tonight and showed their commitment to the University.
They played with great energy and enthusiasm, and I’m proud of our team for this historic accomplishment.”
The Wildcats’ loss came in front of a sellout crowd of 21,946.
The Jayhawes had the best record in the nation against Kentucky, winning nine of their previous 11 games against the Wildcats.