By LARRY VAUGHT
Wonder how Kentucky coach John Calipari dealt with Saturday night’s controversial to Texas A&M in overtime that left UK leading the Southeastern Conference by one game over LSU, South Carolina and Texas A&M.
Kentucky freshman Isaac Humphries got hit with a technical foul with less than 10 seconds left in overtime after he blocked a shot and grabbed a rebound with UK ahead by one point and slammed the ball to the floor to celebrate. That enabled Texas A&M to rally and win.
During a five-minute span, Calipari posted these messages — in order — on Twitter Sunday.
Tweet 1: “Players couldn’t understand why I wasn’t mad about the loss yesterday. They’ve never seen me this way after a game like that.”
Tweet 2: “It’s really simple: I feel really good about the game because our kids fought.”
Tweet 3: “They fought and put us in a position to win and things happened out of their control. Can’t be mad at that.”
Tweet 4: “We’re getting better. Now we have to figure out, if Derek (Willis) can’t play, how do we play?”
Willis went down in the second half with an ankle injury and is likely to be out several weeks. Kentucky has four regular-season games left and then the SEC Tournament before NCAA play starts.