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Kentucky feels ups, downs of youth

John Calipari's freshmen take on Louisville's experience in showdown

Originally Published: December 4, 2013
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

Before Kentucky could snip the last piece of twine from the Superdome nets, the broader meaning behind the Wildcats' national championship had been determined.

This was college basketball's destiny. It would then and forever be a diaper dandy-fest, a game won by baby-faced freshmen and the coach who could collect and best lead the most of them. But one NIT and one stumbling start later, we realize the truth: just how extraordinary that 2012 Kentucky title team was.

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