Found March 18, 2012 on Fox Sports:
John Calipari isn't just trying to direct the most talented team he's ever had to his first NCAA championship. He's trying to validate a philosophy and approach to building a champion that is distinctly his own - and that has never been successful. On Saturday, in dismantling a pesky Iowa State team that made repeated runs, Kentucky turned its 87-71 win into a berth into the Sweet 16. It also gets Calipari, yet again, one step closer to using an approach to winning a championship that almost entirely eschews upperclassmen. "I've got a good basketball team," Calipari said afterward. "You won't believe this. I've got good players, too. But they're a good team. They're efficient. They play hard. They are skilled. They're all skilled." Yes, indeed they are, and of course we believe. So much so it's clear this could be the high-water mark, ever, for the Calipari Way: an approach that relies almost entirely on one-and-done, NB...

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