The Kentucky Wildcats fell just short of making history on Monday night as they fell 60-54 to the Connecticut Huskies in the National Championship game. Winning the title game with five freshman starters certainly would have been quite the accomplishment for John Calipari and company, but Kentucky fell behind early and just couldn’t figure out a way to get by the Huskies when it mattered the most.
While a team like the Wildcats should be proud for what they accomplished during the tournament considering how young and inexperienced this squad was, they apparently didn’t want to waste any time with putting up their “runner-up” banner.
In fact–Kentucky seemed to put up the banner so fast that most people didn’t even realize at first.
Kentucky didn’t even let 24 hours go by before placing their runner-up banner next to their 2012 National Champions banner as the photo above was uploaded by Steve Jones to his Twitter account on Tuesday. Obviously, this decision would have been much different if the Wildcats had won the National Championship game against the Huskies as there would have been a huge ceremony for the accomplishment.
Instead, the Wildcats made it seem like they just wanted to get through the process out of clear frustration and start looking forward to next season. As for which members of the historical freshman starting lineup will be there–only time will tell during the offseason.