CN: Our offense wasn't geared toward the half-court. We were up and down the court so fast. When we did do a setup, I was in the center position most of the time. My senior year, both our forwards were 6' 3". Most of the teams we played were a lot bigger than us, and we had to run and wear them out. When I played against a big center, I would take him outside and try to drive around him to the basket. When I did that, I was considered a forward or a guard.
What does this year's title mean to you as a Wildcat?
CN: To me, we're just trying to catch UCLA and get more than them, but that's going to take a while, for sure, after John Wooden's run.
How important is basketball in the state of Kentucky?
CN: It's horse racing, basketball and bourbon. Take your choice there; they're all three very important.
And you're in the horse racing business.
CN: We breed and race standardbred horses. I have a partner who owns a breeding farm and one who owns a farm in Indiana, where he trains all our horses. We bred the horse [Rock N Roll Heaven] that won horse of the year two years ago. It's kind of like sports. Some years the team is good, and some years it doesn't win that much. I enjoy it. It's kind of like being a coach for a team.