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Calipari to scrap 2-platoon system

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky nearly made history last season with a two-platoon system. Now coach John Calipari says the strategy is history.

Calipari said Tuesday on CoachCal.com that he was happy to make the strategy work but added that "last season was an absolute outlier." Kentucky began 38-0 before its quest to become unbeaten national champions ended with a Final Four loss to Wisconsin.

Calipari said platooning is not how he likes to coach and added, "We wrote the book on platooning this year, but I hope we stick it on the shelf and never have to use it again."

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1 Kentucky38-1
2 Villanova33-3
3 Wisconsin36-4
4 Duke35-4
5 Arizona34-4
6 Virginia30-4
7 Gonzaga35-3
8 Notre Dame32-6
9 Iowa State25-9
10 Kansas27-9
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1 Kentucky38-1
2 Villanova33-3
3 Kansas27-9
4 Wisconsin36-4
5 Arizona34-4
6 Duke35-4
7 Virginia30-4
8 Gonzaga35-3
9 Iowa State25-9
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