Corey Peters is proud to be a Wildcat.

The Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle and former three-year starter at the University of Kentucky carries plenty of school pride into this weekend’s Final Four.

Kentucky is one of the last teams standing along with Saturday’s opponent, Wisconsin, Florida and Connecticut.

``I’m ecstatic,’’ Peters said. ``I think I’m the only one in all of my pools that had them going this far. And I’ve got them winning it all. I’m excited about it. I’m a big basketball fan. I know the people up there are going crazy.’’

Peters made the trek to Indianapolis for last weekend’s Midwest Regional at Lucas Oil Stadium. The eight-seeded Wildcats defeated bitter rival and fourth-seeded Louisville, 74-69, then knocked off second-seeded Michigan, 75-72.

``I was behind the basket, pretty close,’’ Peters said. ``And the atmosphere was crazy, very loud. It was a very pro-Kentucky crowd, too. ’’

Kentucky’s run as been somewhat of a surprise considering the team is dominated by freshmen. Then again, the Wildcats were voted the preseason No. 1 team.

``I think Julius Randle is probably the most talented,’’ Peters said. ``But everybody has a role. And with those big shots at the end of the game, you can see their confidence continuing to grow. Right now, they are a very tough matchup for anybody.’’