John Calipari was brutally honest when talking about what might have cost the Cats any chance at a comeback against the #1 ranked Florida Gators. Calipari said it wasn’t the first half shelling by Florida that doomed his team. Instead, it was a flurry of two bad possessions with two really bad shots that stifled Kentucky’s comeback hopes.
“We did fight and gave ourselves a chance to win on the road. I thought we fought and did good stuff, but when it came down to a 6-8 point game, we took two God awful shots. Not just bad shots, but throws. They were throws. Those 2 shots were taken with 30 seconds on the clock. Throws. Absolute, no chance… nothing! You can’t win playing that way.
Calipari said he told his team during the timeout when they cut the lead to 6 that they needed to be patient and take good shots. Calipari said he told them if they had to wait until a few seconds left in the shot clock, that was okay. “But, that being said…we get ourselves in a position to win. Because that first half was embarrassing.”