They touched down at Louis Armstrong International Airport and were whisked to their hotel near Bourbon Street with a police escort. At the hotel, a large group of fans was waiting to welcome the team, as well as a jazz band and officials handing out Final Four beads.
After retrieving their luggage and get settled in their rooms, the Cats will meet for a team dinner. A team snack later this evening will follow before bedtime ahead of a busy day on Thursday.
John Calipari and a few players will head to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to fulfill media obligations on Thursday morning. Eric Lindsey and I will be tagging along with the team and providing our usual video and written content later in the afternoon, so keep an eye out for that.