Herald-Leader writer not named Jerry Tipton thinks Cats should look to Gillispie era for inspiration

Kentucky Team - photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com
Team – photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com

From Mark Story of the Lexington Herald-Leader:  “A team perceived to be teetering near the Tournament bubble late in its season is shocked by the season-ending loss to injury of its star freshman big man.  in 2012-13 following Nerlens Noel’s torn ACL suffered in the Wildcats loss at on Tuesday night?

Of course.

But it was also true of Billy Gillispie’s Wildcats in 2007-08, when the Cats lost standout freshman to a late injury yet still clawed their way into the Tournament without him.

That is why the dispiriting loss of Noel now sets up a rare dynamic for the current Wildcats — a chance to look back on the Gillispie era for positive inspiration.”

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