John Calipari says Gamecocks are “tough as nails”


For only the second time this season, South Carolina will have a sold-out arena when Kentucky plays there Saturday. It’s only the arena’s eighth sellout.

South Carolina has beat Texas A&M and LSU in its last two games. Kentucky  has routed Georgia and Florida.

Kentucky coach John Calipari likes what coach Frank Martin has done at South Carolina. Remember the Gamecocks beat UK two years ago and also knocked off the John Wall team in Columbia.

“And then Frank in South Carolina, it’s obvious what he’s doing. I mean, they’ve got 20 wins already. They’re probably one of the few teams that have 20 wins already,” Calipari said.

“They’ve won on the road, they’ve won at home. They’re tough as nails. Again, he’s playing some zone and they’re playing man, and they’re just taking on his personality.”

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