The Commonwealth of Kentucky was the center of the storm in 2009

John Calipari - photo by Charlie Riedel | AP
John Calipari - photo by Charlie Riedel | AP

The year that was in college basketball will remain memorable not so much for what happened on the court but rather what happened off it – and the state of was the center of the storm.  On the court, there was the heartwarming story of State’s run to the Final Four in its home state and of ’s Tyler Hansbrough gaining redemption of sorts.

Here’s a look back at the top storylines in college basketball in 2009.