Unlike another head coach we know, who also coached in this game, John Calipari fulfilled his postgame duties after a loss by going to the podium to discuss what went wrong. Nick will have more from Cal’s assessment of the game here in a sec, but I’ll pass along Calipari’s parting words at the press conference before he left for Christmas vacation:
“Congratulations to Louisville and Rick. Great game. Great job. Great environment. It was great.”
With the win, Pitino narrows the gap in the rivalry to 2-8 and is six consecutive wins away from .500.