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By LARRY VAUGHT
NASHVILLE — Did you wonder why Kentucky went back to a man-to-man defense after a 10-0 second half run — the one bright spot in Friday’s loss to Vanderbilt — that was keyed by a rare John Calipari zone defense?
If you did, here is what Calipari said after the game about the move:
“We had no choice. It’s kind of like when I played Willie with 11 minutes to go with four fouls or Nerlens with five minutes with four fouls. We had no choice. We’ve got to try something here. The zone was good. We had our chances. It got to 11 and then we broke down two or three straight times.,” Calipari said. “We miss a lay-up, miss a wide open shot. All we needed to do is try to get it to 6, 7, 8 points and see what would happen. We never — it was — we were stabbing ourselves in the eye in most cases.”