This year’s NCAA Tournament has featured more than its share of surprises. But in a season full of parity, inconsistency and uncertainty, an all too familiar scene remained. It’s March and John Calipari’s team is on the ropes. He’s pacing the sidelines, sweating profusely, hands on his head. And in the end, the face of disappointment.

Again, after a tremendous season, Coach Cal comes up short.

It has become an annual event, and for the last five years, this is how it’s ended….

But, on the tail-end of Saturday’s season-ending loss, the question begs to ask: When — if ever — will Coach Cal win one? Can he ever win one, given the system he preaches?

Check out the full piece over at SLAMonline.