In a season full of silver linings, the efforts of Jarrod Polson and Jon Hood should not be forgotten. With all the struggles and disappointment of a freshman-dominated team, a pair of veteran Kentucky natives shined bright throughout the year, especially during UK’s darkest and final moment of the 2012-13 season.
“There’s a certain way that we played that our fans became accustomed to: hard-nosed, fast, unselfish, defensively, all those kinds of things,” John Calipari said. “Well, we were none of that this year.”
Polson and Hood were two of the exceptions.
Although the Cats took an early bow from the postseason, the heart, passion and hard work of the juniors were evident in Kentucky’s 59-57 loss to Robert Morris in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.