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Kentucky and the undefeated debate

Hey, John Calipari raised the idea. Now, can a group of freshmen really go 40-0?

Updated: November 2, 2013, 10:43 AM ET
By Eamonn Brennan

Bruce Weber remembers when the spotlight started to burn.

It was the last week of January 2005. Weber's Illini team -- you know the one -- was cruising through a brilliant unbeaten start, one it had built during November and December but sustained through five games of Big Ten play. Eyebrows were raised, but talk of an undefeated season was still mostly out of the question -- not with road games at Wisconsin and Michigan State looming just seven days apart.

But then the Illini did ...

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