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Kentucky vs. history: A list of every team to reach the tourney unbeaten

Kentucky enters this tournament, the 77th iteration of the best postseason event in American sports, without a scar.

Aaron Harrison - photo by Walter Cornett

Aaron Harrison – photo by Walter Cornett

How can you not constantly be enamored with the  story?

The Wildcats enter this tournament, the 77th iteration of the best postseason event in American sports, without a scar. 's 34-0 record makes it the 19th team in  Tournament history to enter the bracket sans a loss, and that is something that will captivate the country as tries to guide his team to a second title in four seasons.

Wondering what the other 18 undefeated teams have done upon getting to the NCAAs? Well, seven of those squads finished the season without losing. Not an awful percentage. But since the bracket expanded to 64 teams in 1985, it's never been done. The 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers were the last to do it. Just two teams — Ohio State in 1960 and Larry Bird's 1978-79 Indiana State boys — made the championship game but couldn't close the deal.

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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On June 24, 2010, Kentucky had five players drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft. John Wall became the first Wildcat ever named the overall No. 1 pick when he was selected by the Washington Wizards.  DeMarcus Cousins was selected fifth by the Sacramento Kings, Patrick Patterson went 14th to the Houston Rockets, Eric Bledsoe went 18th to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Daniel Orton was picked 29th by the Orlando Magic.

 

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