Some Kentucky basketball fans have the expectation of a national title every year. For some, simply contending for a national title is enough. This year, the Wildcats will not live up to either expectation.
The "Drive for Nine," that is, the ninth NCAA basketball championship won by the University of Kentucky, will be postponed until next season. The 2012-13 Wildcats have not lived up to their massive expectations set by their predecessors.
Granted, there are five more games still to be played this season. This team can make a remarkable comeback, however unlikely.
For now, however, the season has been a disappointment. Kentucky started the season ranked No. 3. Based on their expectations to start the season, the team has failed.
Some players have passed. Here is my list of pass/fail grades for each Wildcat.