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Calipari confirms Kentucky will not play a game this week

Kentucky will not take on a new opponent this week to replace the team’s postponed matchup against the Texas A&M Aggies.

During his call-in radio show Monday evening, UK head coach John Calipari said the team will have the week off before taking on the Florida Gators on Saturday afternoon.

“No game this week,” he said. “I didn’t want to add another game, shove another game in there.”

Originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. ET, the Wildcats’ home matchup against the Aggies was officially postponed Saturday evening due to a combination of positive tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Texas A&M men’s basketball program.

This is the second league game that has been postponed, as UK’s home game against South Carolina originally slated for Dec. 29 was also postponed. The team also had previous matchups against Detroit Mercy and Texas canceled.

Following Kentucky’s win at Tennessee Saturday afternoon, Calipari said UK would likely play three SEC games the final week of the season as opposed to adding a new game this week.

“Yeah (we could add new games), but the gauntlet that these kids have just been through, I’m not sure we don’t take a couple days and catch our breath,” Calipari said. “Then try to play both A&M and South Carolina both that last week where we get three games. Play at Mississippi, then two home games before our conference tournament. That’s what I’d like to do. These kids need a breath, come on. They’ve been through a gauntlet.”

Prior to the Texas A&M postponement, Calipari said any end-of-year scheduling changes or additions depended on the SEC’s plan to use the final week of the season for rescheduling previously postponed games. If the league needed UK to reschedule conference games for seeding purposes, that would obviously be the priority. If the SEC didn’t, Calipari said he was looking to add “a couple games” to the schedule, adding that several athletic directors of mid-major programs had already reached out to Kentucky asking to play.

“So which games are the most important that they make up for the seeding? Whatever that is, if we’re not one of them and we have a week, yes, I’d try to schedule a couple games,” he said. “I’ve had a couple athletic director friends of mine who are at mid-majors that have said, “Hey if you want to play us, let us know.” So that’s a possibility.”

Instead, it appears UK will end the year with the two confirmed games against Florida on Saturday and at Ole Miss on March 2, followed by two make-up games against Texas A&M and South Carolina to close out the regular season.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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35 Comments for Calipari confirms Kentucky will not play a game this week



  1. BlueBanker18
    6:32 pm February 22, 2021 Permalink

    It won’t happen, but I would love to see the Texas game added back in.



  2. DoubleB65
    6:36 pm February 22, 2021 Permalink

    Cal waffles more than that ex con grill cook at Waffle House



  3. bosch8184
    6:37 pm February 22, 2021 Permalink

    JFC wearing a double mask, what a moron.



    • Megan
      7:13 pm February 22, 2021 Permalink

      Yeah, you just revealed who the moron is.



    • mashman 93
      7:38 pm February 22, 2021 Permalink

      For me one mask is plenty but I don’t care how many masks Cal wears.



  4. Keets
    7:12 pm February 22, 2021 Permalink

    So the normal two-games-a-week constitutes these kids having just gone through the gauntlet? Come on Cal. If anything, just say no need to force a game this week, so you can prep for a potential 3-game-week “gauntlet.”



    • unbridled
      12:55 pm February 23, 2021 Permalink

      I think it has more to do with their travel schedule due to inclement weather and I think coach cal has a point.



    • Keets
      2:17 pm February 23, 2021 Permalink

      I don’t see the gauntlet. From Lex to Nash, stay a few nights, 2.5 hours to Knox, then back to Lex after that game? I read the stuff about the team’s extra days in Nashville, which includes Cal mentioning benefits of havin time for individual meetings, practice, film work, etc. Doesn’t sound like a gauntlet. Sounds like typical Cal-speak.



  5. Megan
    7:24 pm February 22, 2021 Permalink

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  6. A_Blue_Wildcat
    7:37 pm February 22, 2021 Permalink

    Kansas is going to pass us in all time wins while Cal is here



  7. mashman 93
    7:40 pm February 22, 2021 Permalink

    Cal knows his team better than me I just hope this mini break doesn’t hurt our momentum. GO CATS!!!!!



  8. just a guy
    7:43 pm February 22, 2021 Permalink

    The auburn Vandy Ut on it’s normally scheduled days is a gauntlet?



    • T-Town Cat
      8:36 am February 23, 2021 Permalink

      To be fair, Just a Guy, they are a combined 15-25 in the Conference…..



    • unbridled
      12:55 pm February 23, 2021 Permalink

      It has more to due with their travel schedule and it’s a valid point.



  9. UKgrad80
    8:02 pm February 22, 2021 Permalink

    We need to play as many games possible not getting his strategy!



  10. 4everUKBlue
    8:11 pm February 22, 2021 Permalink

    Maybe he was unable to put together a game on such short notice.



  11. Jpcat15
    9:20 pm February 22, 2021 Permalink

    Need to play some damn games. Should tried to play Tuesday and Thursday. It is a joke. A&M should be kicked out of the league. Every missed game should be made up. 0 college kids die from Covid. No games should be cancelled.



  12. EdC
    9:39 pm February 22, 2021 Permalink

    “No game this week,” he said. “I didn’t want to add another game, shove another game in there.”

    Translation: I called a lot of teams and they all laughed at me when I insisted they come to Rupp.



  13. TBW3011
    11:35 pm February 22, 2021 Permalink

    ?



  14. TBW3011
    11:36 pm February 22, 2021 Permalink

    He doesn’t want to play anyone good. Hasn’t all year. Our schedule is filled with mediocre to terrible teams and he keeps saying how crazy it was. Lmao. It was pitiful.



  15. TBW3011
    11:38 pm February 22, 2021 Permalink

    Go sell your 2019 Vettes with a blown transmission elsewhere at full price



  16. CahillsCrossingNT
    4:44 am February 23, 2021 Permalink

    It’s amusing to see the coach attempting to prove he’s serious about the virus by wearing two masks. Normally when he’s on the court he has his entire face exposed and is in complete disregard of the science. Coaches should draw an immediate technical foul when caught without a mask, and a second offense should draw an ejection and suspension.



    • 4everUKBlue
      7:43 am February 23, 2021 Permalink

      Science? Show me the science that proves masks have worked at all. If the masks have any effect at all then why is it ok to be maskless on the court but not on the sidelines? Explain that science please. And as far as his face being exposed, he’s no different than any other coach I’ve seen in games. You should be ejected from from this site.



    • unbridled
      12:59 pm February 23, 2021 Permalink

      Hahaha. That’s precious. Did you just suggest that the rags people strap to their face somehow prevent the spread of an airborne virus? You think there is peer reviewed science to support your claim? Bless your heart. That’s a special kind of stupid there. Lol.



  17. JT55
    6:48 am February 23, 2021 Permalink

    Why is he wearing two masks? What a tool.



    • 4everUKBlue
      7:38 am February 23, 2021 Permalink

      Anyone wearing even one mask is a tool.



    • spincr4hire72
      7:47 am February 23, 2021 Permalink

      Says Qanon



    • UKgrad80
      8:30 am February 23, 2021 Permalink

      It said to see these Trumpers holding on to their masks don’t work bull crap!



    • UKgrad80
      8:30 am February 23, 2021 Permalink

      Sad it said



    • 4everUKBlue
      12:03 pm February 23, 2021 Permalink

      If you would pay attention you would know that I back neither party nor ANY politician/criminal. That means not Trump and not Biden or any hack in DC.



  18. spincr4hire72
    7:49 am February 23, 2021 Permalink

    Any teams that haven’t played a set amount of games for the season shouldn’t be allowed in the NCAA tourney even with a good record, so let UK slide in ? I wish



  19. EdC
    7:58 am February 23, 2021 Permalink

    This site’s random moderation without any explanation of what the post rules are that kick it in has gotten ridiculous IMO



  20. runningunnin.454
    8:21 am February 23, 2021 Permalink

    Cal dodged WKU all season; now they have added a game with Houston this Thursday, and that should be a good game.



  21. LayTheOdds
    1:44 pm February 23, 2021 Permalink

    He should print “GO!” On his double mask and he wouldn’t need to pull it down 50 times a game.