Kentucky coach John Calipari knows his team should have won at Kansas instead of losing 90-84 in overtime and did not mince words after the game.
“I’m still hacked off that we lost,” Calipari said. “I’ll probably think of something that was good. We fought. But when you have a chance to win like we did, you choke it – every play is a winning play. It’s not just about missing free throws. OK, we missed, but I showed them tape this week of teams down nine – Virginia, showed them the end of that game. You’re never out of it. Just keep playing.
“It’s all part of the growth of this team and stuff that I have to do,” he continued. “I’ve got a lot of work to do. Really do. A lot of work to do. We were relying on one guy (Tyler Ulis). You can’t play that way, and I couldn’t get him enough of a break. I was going to take him out and the game was so close, he said, ‘Leave me in.’ Derek (Willis) getting in foul trouble really affected us. But I would say if you were watching the game, you’d probably say it was a heckuva game. … But I’m sick to my stomach.”