On today’s SEC Coaches’ Teleconference, John Calipari said that Kentucky just needs to “take care of business” for the rest of the season and their tournament resume should be just fine:
“And I would say our strength of schedule right now is a five. That’s why when everybody gets caught up in, ‘They got to win every game.’ We don’t. We just got to take care of business. Our strength of schedule is top five and it’s not going to change a whole lot to finish out the year. So they you have our efficiency on offense and we’re still holding the ball too much and it’s top 10, top five.”
The Cat are currently #13 in the RPI. As we saw on Saturday, part of “taking care of business” for this team is playing with emotion, something Cal said his team is focusing on this week in practice. Fortunately for the Cats, all of the flaws they’ve shown thus far can be fixed. That’s become a common theme in Cal’s stump speech as of late:
“All the things that people say that are weaknesses, we can change. We got size, we got athleticism, we got depth. The things that you have no control over we have. So we’ve got things that we can change and we’re going to try to.”
How will the Cats contain Marshall Henderson? Orlando Antigua is stepping in for Cal in his weekly press conference today, so hopefully he’ll fill us in.