A sampling of the reaction on Twitter from notable Kentucky fans and followers:
NBA legend Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson): Congrats to @UKCoachCalipari on an icredible win and proving not only can he recruit, but he is a great coach.
■ And later: If Brandon Knight were to come out, I would take him number 1 in the draft.
Former UK player Jamal Mashburn (@ jamalmashburn): Congrats to UK B Ball team on the win and getting to the Final 4. Complete the task and win it all. I will be in Houston to support the CATS
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Actress Ashley Judd (@ashleytjudd): WHAT A DAY! UK FINAL FOUR!!! DF WON ST PETE! AIE AIE AIE AE AEI! LIGGINS!! My favorite player all season, extraordinary display. GO CATS!
Dick Vitale (@DickieV): They r dancing with joy in Lexington Ky - Kentucky gets big 3 from Liggins to seal deal
Sen. Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul): Congratulations to the @UniversityofKY Wildcats! On to the Final Four!
UK women's basketball coach Matthew Mitchell (@UKCoachMitchell): So impressed with @UKCoachCalipari! He was actually able to bring this group of players together & make them a TEAM! It's very hard to do!!
■ And later: Those players have my #respect! Very happy for those young men! They made Kentucky proud! Go Big Blue!!!
Former UK player DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins): Just landed and Philly and I heard the cats pulled it out ....go cats!!!!
Lexington Mayor Jim Gray (JimGrayLexKY): Sweeeeeeeet Victoreeee!
■ And later: Lookout Mayor Parker @houstontxdotgov.... Big Blue Nation is coming to Houston. 8th National Title in sight! Great performance in NJ!
Sports commentator Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops): This is finest job of @UKCoachCalipari's career. And that's saying a lot! I know the BBN will be out in force in Houston.
UK football coach Joker Phillips (@jokerphillips): Amazing job by Coach Cal an the Cats. Final 4
Former Secretary of State Trey Grayson (@KYTrey): We win and the door on the plane just closed. C-A-T-S Cats! Cats! Cats! Final Four baby! #goodplanning
Former UK player Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt): Every student and person in Kentucky better be in Houston for the game. I wanna c Kentucky blue everywhere.
Kentucky Fried Chicken (@kfc_colonel): Congrats to @UKCoachCalipari and the #Kentucky Wildcats. #FinalFour bound! A great day for the Bluegrass State! #marchmadness
Former UK player Mark Krebs (@ MarkKrebs12): UNREAL! Can't believe all they had to do to get there. Big shots Big plays. See you all in Houston. GO CATS
Cougar Town actor Josh Hopkins (@MrJoshHopkins): Cats are final four bound! Played with so much passion. So happy.
Former UK football coach Rich Brooks (@UKcoachbrooks): Way to go Cats!! Liggens is the man.
Actress and singer Laura Bell Bundy (@LauraBellBundy): FINAL FOUR BABY!!!! I'm freaking out right now!!! SO EXCITED!!
Transylvania University (@Transy): Congratulations to our good neighbor, the @universityofky, for making it to the final four! Way to go @UKCoachCalipari and team!