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Calipari says Auburn “dangerous”

Wenyen Gabriel (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Auburn might be just 1-3 in Southeastern Conference play and without one of its key players for Saturday’s game at Rupp Arena, but UK coach John Calipari still says that the Tigers are “dangerous” just like Vanderbilt was.

“Vanderbilt had some shots that they could’ve made, but they missed, and the game could have been different,” Calipari said Friday. “I don’t think Auburn will hold the ball and then try to shoot it. He (coach Bruce Pearl) might – he’s done it in the past – but I don’t think he will.

“You knew Vandy was going to come down and take 20 seconds, move the ball and try to get a shot that way. They’ll probably press us some. One game I watched today they played all zone. They got in the zone and they stayed in the zone.

“They’re good. They’ve beaten teams, like Oklahoma. They lost to Georgia; had them down 16. They lost to Mississippi; had them down 15 or 16 and lost. They’ve been up big. They play active and they’re aggressive. It’s going to be a hard game. We lost to them last year, had to watch that game again and wanted to throw up.”

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