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By LARRY VAUGHT
John Calipari certainly wants to make sure Kentucky fans don’t underestimate North Carolina Saturday even though the Tar Heels lost to UNLV Saturday, a loss that moved UK to No. 1 in the polls and knocked the Tar Heels out of that position.
“North Carolina was the greatest team in the last 22 years then they lose (to UNLV) and it’s ‘This guy can’t do this?’ What? They’re still one of the best teams in the last 20 years. They lost a game. The other team went nuts and made 13 3′s. With us, if a team comes out and makes 13 3′s, we’ll lose.”
Most teams would if they gave up 13 3- pointers. No arguing that point.
Here’s more with Calipari on the Tar Heels.
“North Carolina is still, if not the best team in the country, one of the best teams in the country. That’s why you can’t throw too much stuff at our guys. It’s as much mental. I have to build them up. You have to make them feel they’re as good as anybody,” Calipari is.
Kentucky is. Calipari knows that. UK fans know that. But Kentucky might not be quite as good this early in the season. Then again, who thought UNLV would beat North Carolina.
Don’t forget that the Tar Heels still host Wisconsin tonight and UK plays St. John’s Thursday before the marquee game on Saturday.