By LARRY VAUGHT
His team had barely beat Missouri in overtime before Kentucky coach John Calipari was trying to make sure no one, including his players, thought the victory meant UK could let up now.
“The next game on our schedule is the biggest game on our schedule, the next one. Everybody wants to talk the NCAA tournament. I’m going to tell you what I said. It’s a Bell curve, folks. They’re going to take 68 teams. They’re not going to say, This year we’re taking 46. So that means some teams that have F’s are passing. It’s a Bell curve,” Calipari said.
“All we have to do is take care of our business. If we do that, okay. If everybody loses, they lose, everybody loses, they’re taking a couple of us. You can have an F and get in. It’s a Bell curve.
“You have a couple teams. I think Indiana is a little bit better than everybody. Tommy (Crean) is doing a great job. Miami, who I thought might have been the best team in the country, other than Indiana, what did they get beat by at Wake (Forest)? By 15. This team is supposed to be good. They got beat by 30. This team, supposed to be in the Final Four, they got beat by 30 the other day.
“How good can we be before this season ends? Let me say this. Our point guard was out early. Willie was out two weeks. We got our big guy going. We’re trying to get back to how we have to play. I’m proud of these guys”