John Calipari's captivating freshman squad took the path of greatest resistance to the Final Four, plowing through three of last year's Final Four teams in eight days to earn their spot in this year's edition. From the previously undefeated Wichita State to the defending champion Louisville to the red-hot Michigan (without starting center Willie Cauley-Stein), the Wildcats have found a way to adapt and conquer, and there's no reason to think they won't do the same with Wisconsin. At times, UK looks raw, like a group of supremely talented kids who are playing together for the first time. But when they're gelling, they look every bit the part of a championship squad. (Getty Image/Andy Lyons)
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