Headlines: Kentucky Wildcats cap off Perfection

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Yesterday evening, the ‘Cats finished off their perfect 31-0 regular season run with a win at Rupp against Florida. Kentucky has NEVER ran through a regular season undefeated before, and that’s saying something for one of the most storied programs in all of sports. Later this month, the ‘Cats hope to put a cherry on top with a championship.

"What started with a 40-point victory over Grand Canyon on Nov. 14 ended with a 67-50 victory over Florida on Saturday afternoon. With a roster filled with McDonald’s All-Americans, future NBA lottery picks and millionaires, it was the team that shined brightest throughout the entirety of this historic regular season. “I would tell you what these kids have accomplished, and as young as they are, it’s not winning every game; it’s that they shared,” UK head coach John Calipari said. “… This is a great story for college athletics, for society. Instead of me, me, me, it’s us, us, us.” Kentucky (31-0, 18-0 Southeastern Conference) completed the first undefeated regular season by a power-five conference team since 1975-76. In front of a sold-out Rupp Arena crowd that was buzzing well before the opening tip with anticipation of what was to come, UK shed all the pressure and attention and played the team ball that has allowed it to succeed “The first thing I want to say is congratulations to John and his team,” Florida head coach Billy Donovan said. “What they’ve done may not happen again for a long, long time. For people that have covered their team, I think it’s really important that people at least reflect in a real positive way of what they’ve accomplished this season. “When you look at a team, so much of the team is based on chemistry, how connected they are, how they play for each other, share the ball, all those kinds of things.”"

Feb 7, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Tyler Ulis (3), forward Willie Cauley-Stein (15), guard Aaron Harrison (2), guard Andrew Harrison (5) and forward Karl-Anthony Towns (12) walk to the bench against the Florida Gators during the second half at Stephen C. O

The X-factor of Kentucky’s success this season is their selflessness. Something Calipari says that he has pushed all season:

"There have been plenty of smile-worthy moments this season as No. 1 Kentucky (31-0, 18-0 Southeastern Conference) has worked its way through the regular season. Maybe the one aspect of this team that gets the head coach of the Cats grinning the widest is their selflessness. “I would tell you what these kids have accomplished, and as young as they are, it’s not winning every game; it’s that they shared,” Cal said. It seems like such a simple concept, sharing. It’s something we learn from early childhood, but for Coach Cal, that’s the storyline for this team he’s pushed all season. “This is a great story for college athletics, for society,” Coach Cal said. “Instead of me, me, me, it’s us, us, us. When you do that, we all benefit. Every one of these players has benefited by this. I’m not just talking about they won. No, their stock personally has risen, every one of them. “This is how this is supposed to work. We do this together, everyone benefits. Not the school, not the coach, all the players benefit. That’s what’s happening and I’m proud of them.”"