By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky freshman Bam Adebayo fouled out against North Carolina Saturday and also got in early foul trouble. He had 13 points and seven rebounds but played only 19 minutes.
Kentucky coach John Calipari will need him to play more against Louisville Wednesday to help offset the Cardinals’ interior size and physical play.
“Winning was important, but Bam has to understand you can’t go near people. Like when they’re driving in and they’re going to have a lay-up, then give them the lay-up. I keep telling them, this isn’t football. That is not a touchdown. We may score in four seconds. Give them the lay-up. Your foul kills us. That basket we’ll make up,” Calipari said.
“We’re the fastest team out there. We’ll throw it in, throw it in, 2-3, guess what? It’s a 2-for-1, we’re great. But they don’t get it yet.
“They still, I’ve got to stop this guy from scoring. What? If you didn’t play him before he caught it, you made a mistake already. He’s probably going to score on you, just don’t foul him. He’s a college player, so he may miss it. Just don’t foul him. He’s learning.”