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5 Straight Years of 20 Wins or More for Calipari

After Kentucky's road drubbing of Ole Miss became official, Kentucky crossed a lightly discussed milestone. 

The Cats notched their 20th win of the season Tuesday night, meaning all five of John Calipari's Kentucky teams have pulled off the feat. 

The 2013-14 edition still has five regular season games plus the SEC and (probable) NCAA tourneys to play in, so the likelihood is high that this number will increase.

Though most of the Big Blue Nation takes 20 wins for granted, we want to stop and congratulate Coach Cal on this achievement.

While many have been disappointed with the underachievement of the past two years given the incredible talent on the roster, the reality is that Cal has established a standard of excellence. 

A record of 143-32 is good for an 81% winning percentage, and if the season ended today, Kentucky would still be averaging 29 wins per season under Cal. 

Yes, these are just numbers and mean very little in the grand scheme. But it's important to recognize success when it happens. 

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1. This loss means nothing. UK lost a game on the road in bizarre circumstances vs a very good team. If anything,...
Time to put Texas A&M to bed and get tuned up for a high seed in the big dance.
Epic collapse by UK tonight. Still something not right with this team.
Tough loss over the weekend, but the Cats showed heart...they'll be back.

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