Kentucky basketball was in a lot of different situations during the first half of the 2019-2020 season.
The Wildcats opened the year ranked third in the country and finished the year fifth in the SEC.
Kentucky has won a Big 12 tournament championship and is scheduled to play in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008-09.
It has also won two national championships.
Kentuckians head coach Matt Stainbrook is a two-time Big East tournament champion and his team was one of the favorites to win the national championship.
Kentucks second-year coach John Calipari was fired as head coach after the 2019 season after finishing the season 5-8 and 10-25 overall.
The Wildcats are in the midst of an overhaul.
Caliparis team is loaded with talent, including five first-round picks and a first-year player in freshman point guard Josh Jackson.
Jackson, who was a two time Big East Player of the Year, averaged 13.7 points and 7.2 assists for the Wildcats last season.
Kentucky was ranked as high as No. 5 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 polls.
Kentauks biggest problem was its defense.
The Bluejays offense ranked last in the league last season with an offensive rating of 103.9.
The offense was a major reason Kentucky lost to Wisconsin in the Final Four.
Calips team ranked among the best in the Big East and has some of the most athletic guards in the conference.