Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/18/13
Calipari
It's the worst nightmare for Big Blue Nation. Kentucky isn't in the NCAA tournament and rival Louisville not only is the favorite to win the whole thing, it gets to start on the Wildcats' home court. Rupp Arena has never been so red. Louisville is the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAAs, while the best Kentucky could do was top seed in the NIT, an award that goes to the team considered the 69th best in the nation. No one saw this coming before the season began. The Cardinals and the Wildcats were ranked 2-3 in the preseason poll and fans expected a season-long battle for supremacy. While Louisville (29-5) has held up its end, the Wildcats (21-11) didn't live up to expectations. For Kentucky, the tables have completely turned in the last year, and in the cruelest of ways. Coach John Calipari said the Wildcats hit "rock bottom" by not making the NCAA tournament. Kentucky, the overall No. 1 seed last year, began its run to an eighth national championship on Louisville's homecourt, th...
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