Calipari on Briscoe: “He’ll will his team.”

Isaiah Briscoe (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Isaiah Briscoe played just like Isaiah Briscoe Saturday at Texas A&M.

He was shaky early in the game, still missed shots and often frustrated Kentucky coach John Calipari.

But by the game ended and UK won, he had seven points, eight assists and six rebounds with just one turnvoer

“I didn’t think he had energy to start the game and I think when Dom (Hawkins) went in everybody saw it. Like, oh my gosh, it just changed what happened,” Calipari said.

“But then De’Aaron Fox gets a second foul and he goes back in and he has a will to win. He’ll will his team. But making free throws, making some open shots, you gotta do it. You can’t—we’ll, I’m OK. No you’re not.

“He is a good enough shooter to make free throws. He’s a 33, 34-percent 3-point shooter. He’s a 70-percent free-throw shooter and he’s going 1 for 4 and 5. Not acceptable. Not acceptable. Can’t have that guy in a late game if it’s a close game. They’re going to foul him.

“Defensively, you look at every tough ball we came up with in that game. The offensive rebound on a free throw, that was him. There were two rebounds down the other end where they missed. That was Isaiah Briscoe. That’s who he is. But, good win for us.

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  1. This is another reason that if Calipari juggles his starting lineup, Briscoe will still be starting on Friday.

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