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Calipari and Goodwin praise Kentucky fans for help against Gators

By LARRY VAUGHT

Kentucky coach John Calipari called the Rupp Arena crowd “unbelievable” after UK held Florida scoreless the final 7 minutes, 36 seconds Saturday. Ironically, Calipari asked UK fans on Twitter to stand up the final eight minutes of the game to support the team.

“I was home, driving in, thinking, ‘What else can we do? What edge can we get? We’re doing two things to the players. Here is how we’re going to do it.  We have a game plan. What else?’” Calipari said. “We need the fans to take us over the hump. The last eight minutes, we need you standing to carry us over the finish line.  And they did.  That building was unbelievable. That was as loud as we’ve been in four years. The great thing is the crowd knows this team is so young that they really need them.”

Freshman Archie Goodwin said the crowd was “great” and definitely helped.

“I thought Missouri was great, but this was unbelievable,” Goodwin said. “I hope they all come to Nashville (for the SEC Tournament). The fans just wouldn’t let us lose.”

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  1. eddie

    of course we’d go to nashville, to kentuckians? tennessee is like our second home as much as we go to nashville and other places there is not a place in that state you will not find us at they might as well name tennessee kentenessee

  2. LindaS

    And to think I turned down a ticket to the game yesterday, can you spell STUPID!

    1. Jim Boyers

      Hey, I was almost stupid. My son’s friend wanted to go, instead of me and I thought very seriously about it because I was sure they were going to lose and lose big. Then my overwhelming love of this program and the opportunity of being in Rupp, for the final time this season, took over and I realized that I couldn’t NOT go. It is awesome to be in Rupp and watch the Cats, win or lose and you always have to have that thought in the back of your mind that something amazing might happen. Well, something amazing did happen and I will forever be thankful that I didn’t give up that ticket.

      Had you gone, it would have made up for that crapfest we all watched together last Saturday.

  3. Jim Boyers

    There is no need to thank us.

    The energy and will to win, shown by the team, was thanks enough.

  4. Love SEC

    This may have been the best crowd effort that I have ever seen. What a game!
    I hope this continues in Nashville. We need to do it again in Nashville!

  5. Anil Jain

    This was a tough day as I too was down of CATS after loosing to Georgia. I have a daughter who is a junior who went to the game and cheering for Wildcats. She too was disappointed with the loss. I did not watch the game and mater fact took a nap during the game time. I woke up and saw on my Iphone that we have won. I did watch the game as it was on my DVR and enjoyed it very much.

    We still need to clean our game and improve, but can not be more proud. I will be going to the game in Nashville as I live there and will do my part to cheer them on.

    Go CATS. We need to stand the entire game in Nashville as we did it last year in Atlanta vs. Indiana.

    1. larryvaught

      Glad your daughter got to make the game Anil. If if you come to Nashville, look me up

  6. kentuckygolfnut

    The crowd was the loudest, most raucus, sustained I have heard at Rupp…man was I glad to be there, be a game long remembered

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