By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky coach John Calipari started and ended his postgame press conference with the same theme — Kentucky’s “classy” basketball fans.
“One of the things I want to say is we got to have the greatest fans, the classiest fans anywhere, where they give a standing ovation to Cleveland State as they walk off the court,” said Calipari after Monday’s win. “I want to know what other arena that would happen in. They enjoy basketball. They enjoy the challenge.”
After breaking down the game, Calipari again praised the UK fans.
“But it was a great crowd. Again, let me say classy, classy move by our fans giving them a standing ovation because they deserved it,” Calipari said. “They never cease to amaze me, our fans. Yeah, they’re into basketball. Yeah, they’re watching the tape three times, all that other stuff. But they’re classy about what they do.”