By LARRY VAUGHT
With games on Wednesday afternoon and Friday night, that does not give the Kentucky basketball team a lot of time to celebrate Thanksgiving.
However, coach John Calipari plans to let his players enjoy the holiday as much as possible while also performing some community service work.
“Jerry Lundergan and his family for 30 years has been, the Salvation Army, and feeding the less fortunate and so we’re going to go down and help serve food in the afternoon,” Calipari said after Wednesday’s win. “And then we’re going to meet at my house, our team and any of their families that are in. So we’re all going to have one big thing at like 3 o’clock.
“And then we’ll probably walk through, 7 o’clock we’ll walk through Tennessee-Martin. I think I’m going to give them tomorrow off, which I usually wouldn’t do before a game, but this is going to be a tough run. And then Saturday morning, we play Friday, Saturday morning we’re (in the Bahamas) for three days before we come back and then it’s on again.”