Maybe it’s time to cut back on the high expectations for this team. What you’re seeing is what they are. Even Calipari acknowledged that in his postgame press conference following the win.
“In the last seven or eight years, I’ve had teams that have absolutely whomped on people. And this ain’t one of ’em,” he said after the game. “I can’t imagine this team being up 20 on anybody.”
“We are what we are. I love this team,” he added. “We’re going to be in dogfights.”
So get your heart ready for more close games throughout conference play, including the Auburn game this coming Saturday. Calipari said it will be “jersey day, cup day and bat day.”
I want one of those bats.