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West Virginia learned this the hard way in the Sweet 16 Thursday night, suffering a humiliating 78-39 blowout loss to the Wildcats after one of their players had publicly guaranteed an upset victory.

After making their statement on the court, Kentucky players had plenty to say on Twitter and to the press — sending their antagonizer from West Virginia to hide in a bathroom stall in hopes of avoiding reporters.

Now 37-0 after dismantling West Virginia, Kentucky is three wins away from claiming the national title and becoming the first team to ever go 40-0. But West Virginia freshman Daxter Miles Jr. incorrectly predicted on Wednesday that the Wildcats’ magic run would end against his Mountaineers.

This year’s Kentucky squad — featuring nine high school All-Americans — is arguably the most talented college hoops has ever seen. And the Wildcats played like it on Thursday, opening up a 44-18 halftime lead before shifting to cruise control in the second half.

Here’s what the Wildcats had to say — and tweet — after their blowout win:

Point guard Tyler Ulis:

“I knew it was going to be like this. We’ve been talking about it all day — coming out all day and demolishing them because they were talking so much trash. Saying that we were going to be 36-1 — we felt like that was nonsense. Our whole plan was to crush their spirit. [To] beat them by 50 for disrespecting us.”

Center Dakari Johnson:

“Everybody was juiced up. We wanted to come out and make a statement, and after all the talking they were doing, we didn’t really do that much talking. We just let our play do the talking. I think that made a statement.”

Meanwhile, over in the West Virginia locker room, Miles apparently hid in a handicapped bathroom stall in hopes of dodging the press.

Miles “dipped into the handicap lavatory and closed the door behind him, his frizzy hair peeking above the tall stall,” according to CBS Sports, until an assistant coach talked to him and he came out.

German weightlifter Matthias Steiner dropped this massive barbell on his neck during the London Olympics this summer, but escaped serious injury.

After what could best be described as an “optimistic” shot attempt in a game last season, NBA center JaVale McGee showed some nice hustle getting back on defense. Only problem? His team still had the ball.

After what could best be described as an “optimistic” shot attempt in a game last season, NBA center JaVale McGee showed some nice hustle getting back on defense. Only problem? His team still had the ball.

But that wasn’t McGee’s only legendary moment. Here, he shows why it’s not a good idea to try dunking from the free throw line mid-game.

Tie game, clock winding down — it’s always better to get one last attempt up than just let the game go into overtime. A full court desperation heave with a 11 seconds to go is never the way to do it, however.

We’re not quite sure why this mascot thought standing on top of a basketball rim was a good idea.

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