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Calipari attributes Derek Willis’ improved defense to his fiancée


There was a funny moment during today’s press conference when a reporter asked Derek Willis what he attributes his improved defense over the last month or so to. Derek started out with a straight answer until John Calipari interrupted him.

“I think it’s just coming down to the postseason,” Derek said. “I want to crack down on a lot of things, try to limit the defensive lapses that I would have in the earlier part of the season, even towards the middle. So kind of have a little bit more sense of urgency this time of the year, and it’s kind of last go-around. So, like I said, just want to limit all those lapses and make the most out of the games and carry on with the experience that we have –”

“Tell him the truth,” Calipari said. “You got engaged and your fiancée said you better start guarding people. All of a sudden, he’s gotten better.”

“I try and do — ever since I got engaged, I’ve been playing better,” Derek finally admitted. “And we’ve been winning. Hopefully, it keeps going.”

You know Keely’s happy about that answer.

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