The top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats proved again that they are the most talented team in the nation with a 20-point destruction of 8th ranked Florida on Tuesday night, running their record to 24-1, including 10-0 in the SEC.
"I don't want to speak to soon, because there's a long way still to go and anything can happen," said Kentucky head coach John Calipari. "But I think this team can ultimately be the most disappointing team I've ever had, which would really be saying something."
Barring injury to a star player or an unexpected slump, the Wildcats should enter the NCAA Tournament in March as a heavy favorite. Kentucky has won 16 in a row — and its last seven by an average margin of 20 points.
"I don't know how we'll blow it, but I'm pretty confident that we will," said Calipari. "Most likely I'll play an integral role with some curious late-game decision making. What exactly? There's no way to know. That's what makes it all so exciting. All I do know is that sometime in late March or early April, I'm going to ruin another pair of $3,000 suit pants by shatting in them."
Calipari says this year's Wildcats squad is so good there is almost no risk the team will flame out early in the NCAA Tournament.
"No, on talent alone we'll make it to New Orleans. Even I probably can't prevent that," said the nation's top recruiter. "So we're talking Final Four disappointment — the strongest kind."
And if Calipari somehow coaches a team to a title?
"That would obviously be great," said Calipari. "For however long it would last until it would inevitably be taken away by the NCAA. I would cherish every day."