We knew going into the game that if Kentucky could contain Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, their chances of winning in Athens were pretty good. Well, they didn’t do that. Not only did Kentucky not stop KCP (24 points, 10 rebounds), but they let two other Bulldogs reach double figures in scoring. Donte Williams scored 10 points and Nemanja Djurisic added 12 off the bench for a Bulldog team with very little depth.
Tyler will be back later with the night post wrapping it all up, but until then here are a few quotes from Kyle Wiltjer and John Calipari:
Kyle Wiltjer: “We shot the ball awfully, but most importantly couldn’t get stops.” Kyle then told Mike Pratt about how the team must move on and keep their spirits high.
From John Calipari: “This team doesn’t have discipline to close out a game, and that’s my fault. I accepted this. I’m more disappointed in me than I am the team.”
Cal also said to the team, “Beat Florida, and this all goes away”.