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Kentucky's platoon system gives way to traditional rotation

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By GARY B. GRAVES
AP Sports Writer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - John Calipari's platoon system has given way to a nine-man rotation that gives the Kentucky coach plenty of combinations.

Who plays and how long hasn't mattered to the top-ranked Wildcats.

Putting their egos aside has the Wildcats within two games of the school's ninth national championship and a perfect season.

Whether it was the platoon system or what has blossomed into a more traditional rotation, the players have bought into Calipari's team concept. He may sub one player at a time or his entire lineup, Calipari is letting game situations dictate his decisions.

The challenge for Wisconsin at this weekend's Final Four in Indianapolis is figuring out which combination they'll face from Kentucky, which can play small, in half-court sets or up-tempo.

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