By almost every imaginable measure, fans labeled the 2012-13 season a failure, something Calipari had not experienced in his three previous years in Lexington. Now, with five freshmen ranked in the top-25 on recruiting lists to go along with three returning players with quality experience, the problems that plagued the Cats last season may be avoidable this time around.
UK and the University of Louisville have fielded many great teams throughout their storied basketball histories. With 11 combined national championships, they have garnered enough acclaim to establish what many believe to be the most decorated basketball state in America. But in 2013, we could be in the midst of the state of Kentucky’s greatest era ever.