But if there is one thing the humbling season of 2012-13 taught everyone, especially Davis, it’s that the 2011-12 team was every bit as special as it felt during the championship run.
For as easy as it looked for Davis and Co. during their 38-2 domination of college basketball, the struggles of this past year confirmed what Davis knew all along: His team didn’t just show up and win because it was better than everyone else.
They worked hard. They sacrificed for each other. They came together. As 2012-13 proved, that’s not as easy as it sounds.