Despite NBA exodus, Cal’s ‘Cats still SEC favorite

NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 02: Head coach John Calipari celebrates as he cuts down the net after the Wildcats defeat the Kansas Jayhawks 67-59 in the National Championship Game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on April 2, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
John Calipari - (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

used a roster full of pros to cruise through the last season and win the national championship. But the Wildcats’ top six players are gone. So this season’s SEC favorite will be … Kentucky. Again. And this is pretty much how it’s gonna go until either retires or returns to the because he reloads like no other.  Yes, Florida will be good this season.  So will Missouri.  But the smart money is on the Wildcats because they’re operating at another level.


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