Kentucky unfurls Final Four banner looking ahead



LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari knows what Wildcat fans want to hear, and the Kentucky coach is busy preaching to the chorus talking national titles at Big Blue Madness.

Or as Calipari said Friday night, it’s time to turn the page from anticipation to preparation.

Calipari cut through the fireworks, lasers and thumping music when he said his challenge to both his team and the fans is: What is next? He says it’s time to begin the next chapter as the Wildcats again redefine college basketball.

He finished by pointing to a new banner from the rafters commemorating their 14th Final Four as a symbol of what Kentucky has accomplished and the standard the Wildcats expect from themselves.

Hundreds of students camped out for the chance to get tickets to Big Blue Madness at Rupp Arena.