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Calipari knows Indiana is “really, really good”

By LARRY VAUGHT

Credit John Calipari for not mincing words about why Kentucky and Indiana have not played since 2012.

I didn’t want to play home and home. I told them we would play two years in Indianapolis if you want. I didn’t want to play home and home. I didn’t want to go there, and they didn’t want to have to come to us. So that ended the series,” Calipari said after UK beat Stony Brook Thursday night tin Des Moines to set up a game against Indiana Saturday in the NCAA Tournament second round.

Calipari on Pitino: “Sometimes you’ve got to rub elbows, sometimes you’ve got to throw elbows, but I respect him”

Kentucky had its media opportunity today in Des Moines, Iowa, before playing Stony Brook Thursday night in the NCAA Tournament

Here’s a couple of things John Calipari said not related directly to the game:

Q. Cal, when Rick Pitino was on ESPN yesterday he made some, what sounded like criticisms of Kentucky in the way that you recruit and I’m wondering if you have a response to that?
JOHN CALIPARI: I would really rather not respond. I don’t know exactly what you’re talking about. They run a terrific program. He’s a terrific coach. He is a Hall of Famer. We’re in the same state. Sometimes you’ve got to rub elbows, sometimes you’ve got to throw elbows, but I respect him.