No Division I men's basketball team has gone undefeated through the national championship since Indiana in 1975-76. Kentucky looks capable of ending that streak after a 91-67 win over Auburn on Saturday, to improve to 34-0, with a possible six more games to play assuming the Wildcats reach the NCAA Tournament championship game next month.
So who are the pieces that make up this juggernaut?
AARON HARRISON, G, Soph.
Aaron Harrison, the SEC's Preseason Player of the Year, displayed his knack for providing in the big moment during last year's NCAA tournament, when he hit game-winning threes against Louisville, Michigan and Wisconsin. The sophomore guard is Kentucky's leading scorer this year at 11.1 points per game. That's a tribute to this team's offensive balance.
ANDREW HARRISON, G, Soph.
Not to be confused with his twin brother, Andrew Harrison is Kentucky's starting point guard. The sophomore is not the most efficient scorer -- nor does Kentucky need him to score much -- but he can put points on the board.
WILLIE CAULEY-STEIN, F, Jr.
NBA scouts salivate over Willie Cauley-Stein's athleticism and defensive ability, and nbadraft.net projects him as a 2015 lottery pick. The 7-foot junior is an improving offensive player who is shooting 60.3 percent from the field -- and he's not even Kentucky's best forward.
KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS, F, Fr.
Karl-Anthony Towns projects as a top-five pick in this summer's NBA draft. He's a freshman forward who doesn't even crack 10 points per game, but his offensive and defensive versatility make him an intriguing pro prospect.
TREY LYLES, F, Fr.
The last of Kentucky's projected 2015 lottery picks, Trey Lyles is a skilled face-up forward. The freshman needed some time to adjust to the college game, but he's closing out the season strong. Lyles scored 18 points in recent wins over Mississippi State and Arkansas.
TYLER ULIS, G, Fr.
Andrew Harrison is the starting point guard, but Tyler Ulis is the more skilled floor general. The freshman's assist-to-turnover ratio is better than 3-to-1, and he's one of Kentucky's most reliable three-point shooters.
DEVIN BOOKER, F, Fr.
Freshman forward Devin Booker is one of the nation's best three-point shooters, drawing comparisons to Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors. He's 6-6 and had one seven-game stretch in which he buried 20 of 28 treys (71.4 percent).
DAKARI JOHNSON, C, Soph.
Dakari Johnson is a more nimble 7-foot center this year than he was last year, cutting 10 pounds to 255. The sophomore's athleticism doesn't come close to matching Cauley-Stein's, but he's a solid backup in the frontcourt.
MARCUS LEE, F, Soph.
An athletic 6-9 forward, Marcus Lee announced his presence to the college basketball world when he scored 10 points in the first half of Kentucky's Elite Eight win over Michigan last season. You can count on the sophomore for an occasional highlight-reel dunk.
DOMINIQUE HAWKINS, G, Soph.
Dominique Hawkins has drawn nine starts, but he rarely plays more than a few minutes per game, especially lately. The sophomore essentially is Kentucky's emergency point guard.
DEREK WILLIS, F, Soph.
Sophomore Derek Willis is the last available Wildcat who has seen any meaningful floor time this season. He's a 6-9 forward who has maxed out at 12 minutes in Kentucky's 86-28 win over Montana State on Nov. 23.
ALEX POYTHRESS, F, Jr.
Alex Poythress was Kentucky's starting 3 before he tore his ACL in a December practice. Not many teams could thrive after losing a forward as talented as Poythress, a junior. That obviously hasn't been the case for Kentucky.
E.J. FLOREAL, G, Soph.
Sophomore guard E.J. Floreal has scored one basket as a Division I player, on a dunk in Kentucky's win over Robert Morris on Nov. 17, 2013.
SAM MALONE, G, Sr.
Senior guard Sam Malone is shooting for his fourth straight SEC All-Academic Team honor.
Brian Long, G, Sr.: Also striving for a fourth straight all-academic nod, Long ranks near the bottom of Kentucky's illustrious all-time scoring list with two points.
Tod Lanter, G, Sr.: Lanter ranks one spot ahead of Long with three points in his career.