John Calipari Looking to Exploit Team’s Depth, Experience and Speed

Mens Basketball Open Practice and Open House, October 11, 2021, Lexington, Kentucky, USA. Photo by Walter Cornett / Three Point Shots.

The 2020-21 college basketball season was unlike any before it. This was especially true at Kentucky, which went through some things that are not often seen in Lexington.

Through battles with COVID-19, injuries and scheduling, finished last season at 9-16. It was the first time in more than 30 years that finished a basketball season with a record under .500.

head coach  had also never been through anything like last year. In 29 seasons as a college head coach, Calipari has finished under .500 just twice – last year and in 1988-89 at UMass, which was his first year as a college head coach.

Calipari hopes that last season, in many ways, was once in a lifetime.

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