Calipari expects another “learning experience” from his team at Mississippi

Isaiah Briscoe (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Will Mississippi use a a zone defense against Kentucky, a team Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy says is the fastest college team he has faced?

“If you spread the court on my team, it’s usually pretty good for us. If you spread the court on us, whether it’s in a press – it’s usually pretty good for us. But, this is a young team. We’re prepared to go against it, but in that environment, you don’t know,” Kentucky coach John Calipari said.

“That’s why I said these are all great learning experiences. You want to win every game you play. You want to win every league game you play and road game you play, but it’s learning, especially when you’re as young as us.

“Keep learning. It doesn’t mean I’m not coaching to win or I’m not passionate about what we’re doing; it’s just that the reality of us as a team. We’ve got work to do. We’ve got to get better.”

Kentucky sophomore Isaiah Briscoe said Calipari has stressed discipline a lot since UK lost to Louisville last week.

“And a lot of that comes from us talking and communicating with each other on the court. We’ve been trying to be better at that ever since we got back. So just with more practice and us talking to each other and making one another feel comfortable on the court,” Briscoe said.

“I think from that loss everybody grew. We had chances to win that game, but we just couldn’t. We couldn’t find a way, but we were competing and it was a good game. Give credit to Louisville, but I feel as though we got a lot better after that loss.”

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