Are the 2012 Kentucky Wildcats Better Than the 1996 "Untouchables"?

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Are the 2012 Kentucky Wildcats Better Than the 1996
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Once the final clock sounded and the Kentucky Wildcats were officially crowned 2011-12 NCAA champions, fans and reporters attempted to place this team within the context of history. Was this group of players simply a good title team, or had they joined the ranks of the all-time great championship winners?

As the weeks have passed since that incredible night in New Orleans, the legacy of the 2011-12 Kentucky Wildcats seems destined for the stars. Some media outlets have dubbed them as one of the greatest champions in the modern era, while others claim that they might be one of the greatest champions ever.

However, UK fans who remember the Rick Pitino era have cautioned comparing this team against the 1996 "Untouchables" roster. That team finished 37-2 and blazed through the NCAA Tournament to regain Kentucky's rightful place on top of the college basketball world. Many believe that the 1995-96 UK team is the greatest team ever assembled, or at least of the previous 25 seasons. 

Therefore, which Kentucky team is greater: the 2012 "Undeniables" or the 1996 "Untouchables"? 

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