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Stallings understood why Calipari sent players off court early

Marcus Lee (Vicky Graff Photo)
Marcus Lee (Vicky Graff Photo)

Marcus Lee (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

For the second time this season, Kentucky coach John Calipari sent players off the court before the game ended because he anticipated home fans rushing the court.

Vanderbilt fans did just that, too, Saturday after the Commodores rallied to beat UK 74-62 and drop Kentucky into a first-place tie with Texas A&M in the Southeastern Conference title race.

With less than 40 seconds to go, Calipari sent players not in the game off the court just as he had done at Auburn earlier. He said he’ll do the same thing Tuesday at Florida if the Gators win.