"Those teams were junior-senior oriented," Calipari said of his other No. 1 teams. "The Memphis thing was one freshman, and all juniors and seniors. The Massachusetts thing was all juniors and seniors, and the Player of the Year in the country (in Marcus Camby).
"This is different. The guys are brand new. New style and new system. Again, I can say seven out of our top eight are Patrick (Patterson), and freshmen or sophomores. One sophomore (Darnell Dodson) did not play Division I basketball and the other two (DeAndre Liggins and Darius Miller) barely played.
"That is our team. How will they respond? I have no idea. But, we are going to find out because we are going on the road against a team who can beat us in a packed arena. We'll see how they respond."