Since the Cats last played in and won a national title in 1998, a lot has changed.
But not everything.
Billy Gillispie has come and gone as the head coach. 27 losses during his era. A first round bounce in the NCAA and an NIT appearance his second season, Gillispie's Cats lost to the likes of Gardner Webb, San Diego and VMI at historic Rupp Arena.
During John Calipari's first three seasons to date, the recruiting and marketing master has lost the same number of games, 14, as Gillispie did during his second season alone.
That's a number Solid Blue fans hope stays right where it is forever, but at least for tonight will do.