The 1985 Wildcats lost 3 of their last 5 regular season games but made it to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen

Joe B. Hall - photo by Tammie Brown |
Joe B. Hall – photo by Tammie Brown |

I am hoping this might lift the spirits of those frustrated most by last night’s loss. From Tom Leach:  “Some of you may have written this season off, but Joe B. Hall knows a team can still come to life after most have left it for dead.  In 1985, lost three of its last five regular-season games and then lost its first game in the Tournament to put the Wildcats squarely on the bubble, long before that word came to be used.  But the Selection Committee picked for the field and proceeded to upset Washington and ninth-ranked before falling to St. John’s in Hall’s final game.

John Calipari’s message to his team last night was, “Beat and this all goes away” and he’s right. Now, the Wildcats just have to do it.”

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