By Jacob Kornhauser on April 7, 2014
Though Kentucky lost in the 2014 NCAA national championship game, the squad that started five freshmen and made it all the way to the final contest is still better than the Fab 5. Here are five reasons why that is the case.
Not many people realize this, but the Fab 5 didn't regularly play together until the 1992 season even though they were all freshman in the 1991 season. Only three actually started that year. Kentucky, on the other hand, starts five freshman and they all play together regularly, which makes their title run even more amazing.
Unfortunately, the great seasons that the Michigan Wolverines had mean nothing now. Since multiple players accepted improper benefits, all of their wins have been vacated. It remains to be seen, but as of right now, all of Kentucky's wins in 2013 and 2014 count.
For over 20 years, the four All-Americans that Michigan signed to its recruiting class was an NCAA record. That was until Kentucky signed six to play for its current team. Even though the team took their lumps during the regular season, the plethora of talent is clearly paying off.
Michigan was perhaps well noted for their obnoxious and cocky on-court antics while it was dominating college basketball. Kentucky, even with all of the talented players it has, has avoided getting into on-court trouble. That makes its accomplishments this season even more impressive.
Even though Michigan reached two championship games those wins were all vacated. Therefore, the fact that a group of five freshman starters even reached the national championship game is an absolutely amazing accomplishment.
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