By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky assistant coach Orlando Antigua was glad to see UK players celebrate the way they did after Saturday’s overtime win over LSU.
“You want them to have fun, especially toward the end of the year. They have put in a lot of hard work and you want them to enjoy their rewards for working that hard,” Antigua said Wednesday.
He likes the way the players are even slapping the floor when the play defense.
“It gets them out of themselves and into each other. When you have that kind of passion and energy, it helps,” Antigua said. “I just think they are enjoying the moment and playing the game the way we ask them to and they are getting enjoyment from that.”
He says the players play so much basketball all year, that now it is just a matter of “if it clicks and they enjoy working together.” That’s why he said seeing the “pure joy” of Saturday’s win was what the coaching staff had been working to se.
“We want them to understand that that is what it is supposed to feel like,” Antigua said.