By Taylor Sturm @TSturmRS on April 10, 2014
The Kentucky Wildcats fell short of a 2014 National Championship but performed well for a No. 8 seed. Starting the season as the No. 1 ranked team, they lived up to expectations in the end and have a lot of positives to take from it all. Here are five takeaways from Kentucky’s 2013-14 college basketball season.
Kentucky last won the 2012 NCAA Tournament with a majority of freshmen on the team, but this year proved that It could be done again – even if they didn’t win.
With Willie Cauley-Stein on the floor, Kentucky may have beaten UConn. However, they wouldn’t have made it to the championship game if it wasn’t for Alex Poythress.
Say what you will about one-and-done freshmen, but it looks like they’re getting results. See Arizona, Kansas and Syracuse, as well.
Calipari takes a lot of flak for being an elite recruiter and not a coach, but his teams consistently get better as the season goes along.
Every season that Kentucky has had a tournament run with these freshmen-heavy teams there have been returning players from the previous season make an impact. If one or two of these Kentucky freshmen stay this season, the Wildcats could do it again next season.
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