By Cody Daniel @CodyDanielRS on April 1, 2014
Most had given up on hopes of a Kentucky championship run by the end of the regular season. Since then, something clicked after John Calipari's "tweak," and the Wildcats now have been crowned as the favorite to win the National Championship.
Here are five reasons why those hopes will become a reality for Kentucky.
John Calipari must have been smiling from ear to ear when he realized his abnormally athletic Kentucky Wildcats would face the Wisconsin Badgers for a chance to play in the National Championship. This is a matchup that favors Kentucky in nearly every asset, and the outcome will show this to be true.
Kentucky simply has too many players who are finding themselves are the right time to be stopped. With the season that Kentucky’s “Fab Five” and supporting cast have been through, they clicked at the right time and are finally playing like the complete team we predicted them to be.
It became evident during the Wichita State game and has carried over to every game since. These young Cats love the big stage. They have thrived on it in high school and are now relishing the biggest stage in college basketball. The stage only gets bigger from here, and so will their performances.
The difference between Kentucky during their last loss to Florida and Kentucky now is the way they scrap until they finally find a way to win. Now playing with more experience and enough confidence to fill AT&T Stadium, the Florida Gators, assuming they beat UConn, will want none of these new look Wildcats.
As I already mentioned, the confidence of this Kentucky team is through the roof at the moment. After covering this team all season, I’m confident in trusting their current confidence. They believe they can and will beat anybody.
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