Likely preseason No. 1 Kentucky will be tested early by a rugged schedule

John Calipari - photo by Tammie Brown |
John Calipari – photo by Tammie Brown |

Outside the victorious locker room not long after the 2012 national title game ended, admitted he had even larger goals than merely winning his first championship.

He told a small group of reporters he wants to coach a team that goes 40-0.

Next year’s unprecedented class might give Calipari his best chance yet to chase perfection, but attaining it will not be easy with the non-conference the coach has assembled. The Wildcats will face two teams expected to join them in the preseason top three next year, a third likely top 10 team on the road and a handful of other tournament contenders either at home or on neutral courts.

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