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After Calipari’s ejection, Briscoe said team vowed to beat South Carolina by 30


John Calipari may not be able to discuss his ejection from Saturday’s game at South Carolina, but that hasn’t stopped his players from talking about it. Isaiah Briscoe was asked about Cal’s ejection today and said it fired the team up to the point they wanted to beat the Gamecocks by 30 points.

“I didn’t hear Coach Cal say anything to the ref, but the ref did what he had to do and before Coach left we told him, ‘Coach, we got this. Don’t worry about it. You always have our back. You always put us first. We got your back on this one.’ I think the next timeout or whatever, we said, ‘Yo, we gotta go beat this team by 30. They threw our Coach out the game. Let’s go beat them by 30.

Briscoe and Jamal Murray were the two main players holding Calipari back, which Briscoe admitted was not an easy task.

“Oh, Coach is strong. Coach is strong. At the same time, he’s our coach, so I don’t think he was even paying attention to me and Jamal holding him back. He was just trying to talk to the ref.”

Did Briscoe ever entertain the thought of letting Cal go to see what happened?

“Honestly, I don’t know. I was wondering, like, what would have happened if we didn’t hold him back. But I guess he wasn’t trying to see what would have happened so we were just protecting our coach.”

Thankfully, a source tells KSR that Doug Sirmons — the ref that called the technicals on Cal — won’t call any more UK games during the regular season. Fortunately, he’s primarily a Big 12 ref, so he’ll do the Big 12 Tournament as well. Phew.

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7 Comments for After Calipari’s ejection, Briscoe said team vowed to beat South Carolina by 30

    • Sentient Third Eye
      4:35 pm February 17, 2016 Permalink

      I wonder how many Ts Sirmons is up to by now? He only needed 10 to tie last year’s technical four leading ref, and that was way back on January 10th!

  1. Wildcat Sheli
    5:48 pm February 17, 2016 Permalink

    Wisconsin, Kansas …. Cal yelling, “why did you do that?” There appears to be so much more to this story. Where is Sirmons from? Which school did he go to? Just seems he’s out for Cal. Even when we dominated Duke, we “only” won by 11 with Sirmons as a ref.

    Hopefully we won’t see him again this season!

  2. snl1960
    8:15 pm February 17, 2016 Permalink

    STAGED EJECTION. cal and sirmons are the best of friends.. Took s.carolina right out of their game plan. Smart guy

  3. snl1960
    8:16 pm February 17, 2016 Permalink

    Listen to frank Martin complaint. He knew it was happening and could not stop it… Watch his facial expressions. He knew

  4. W F Reserve
    8:56 pm February 17, 2016 Permalink

    Glad to hear this cheating SOB won’t be calling anymore UK games. But why is that? Does the SEC and NCAA recognize he is being too obvious cheating after the Wisconsin, Kansas, and South Carolina games? Are they afraid the pattern is getting recognized? I want to see them publicly address why he has been banned from the UK games.

    • WeareBBN
      9:30 pm February 17, 2016 Permalink

      Does not say he was banned, says he won’t call anymore UK games this year. Well we only have like 5 left and he is doing Big 12 Tourney so that just leaves 5 chances to do our games. If he is a primary Big 12 ref he was probably not scheduled to do any more UK games, seems slim with so few remaining..