Following an impressive 69-62 victory over top-ranked Michigan State in the Champions Classic, Kentucky is now set to take on Eastern Kentucky on Friday evening.
This afternoon, Kentucky head coach John Calipari, freshman guard Tyrese Maxey, and graduate transfer Nate Sestina spoke to the media to close the book on the win over the Spartans and look ahead to the Colonels coming to Rupp Arena.
To get things rolling, John Calipari discussed Nick Richards’ success on Tuesday, Nate Sestina thriving as a leader, his team’s status as an elite defensive unit, and Kentucky’s focus going into Friday’s home game against Eastern Kentucky.
Then, Tyrese Maxey took the podium to break down his epic 26-point performance at Madison Square Garden, how he hopes to respond on Friday, battling against Ashton Hagans every day in practice, and how much the frontcourt helped out against Michigan State, among other topics.
To close things out, Nate Sestina broke down his confidence level against Michigan State, how he thought his time at Bucknell would translate to Kentucky, his rebounding effort, his comfort as a trailing three-point shooter, and the reaction his former teammates had to his massive shot from deep in Madison Square Garden.