What went wrong for the Kentucky Wildcats this season?

What went wrong for the Kentucky Wildcats this season?

Since the arrival of John Calipari in 2009, Big Blue Nation has had a lot to be excited about in Lexington.

Calipari has led the Kentucky Wildcats to three Elite Eight appearances and three Final Fours since taking over the storied program, winning the national championship in 2012.

And the talent he has consistently assembled has been impressive, including three No. 1 overall picks in John Wall, Anthony Davis, and Karl-Anthony Towns.

But even the mighty are susceptible to falling from time to time. And that’s what happened to Kentucky in the 2020-21 season.

Entering the season ranked No. 10 in the preseason AP Top 25, Calipari had full confidence in his Wildcats, proclaiming at the time that the only thing that could stop them was the coronavirus.

Yet they were stopped all too often, finishing 9-16, and their season-ending loss to Mississippi State resulted in the Wildcats not reaching the SEC Tournament quarterfinals for the first time in nearly 60 years.

It’s also just the…

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