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Calipari: “I really believe if we win a game we’ll get going”

With Wednesday night’s loss at Auburn, Kentucky’s losing streak hit four games for the first time under John Calipari. And with only five games left on the schedule, is it too late to turn things around and salvage the regular season? Or even worse, are Kentucky’s NCAA tournament hopes in jeopardy?

When asked, Calipari wouldn’t even address the possibility of missing the tournament for only the second time as UK’s head coach.

“I got one thought: let’s just try to win the next game,” he said. “Just one game.”

Once Kentucky wins that one game, he believes the Cats will climb out of the nasty funk they’re in and get back to winning basketball.

“I really believe if we win a game we’ll get going,” he said. “I’ve had teams in this kind of mode that we’re in, but the league was different, that we could go get a league game somewhere.”

“There’s none here. You better come and play, and the other thing is everybody gives us their best shot. There’s no one that’s gonna not play against Kentucky, especially if they think they have the chance to beat you for the first time in six years.”

Kentucky’s next opportunity to get back into the win column will be this coming Saturday when the action returns to Rupp Arena after a tough two-game stretch away from home. Things haven’t been so great at home either, though, as Kentucky has lost two of four on its own floor and needed late heroics to hang on against unranked Vanderbilt and unranked Texas A&M.

Alabama is up next in the two teams’ only meeting of the season, and Calipari knows his team is in for another fight.

“We have another tough game. We got Alabama, who’s on a win streak and beating everybody’s brains in. Now you got them. The league is not what it has been and now we don’t have any room for error. As a coach I just gotta keep them going and get to work and say, how do we get better and what do we do to try to turn this around?”

If they are going to turn it around, Saturday is a must-win game and the only game on the Cats’ minds.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

30 Comments for Calipari: “I really believe if we win a game we’ll get going”



  1. BradCalthegoat
    12:05 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Well “if” my aunt had a dick she would be my uncle.



    • BigBlueOnYou
      12:07 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

      True… I’m tired of this CROOK we have in charge… FBI is headed for us probably too



    • CAT_KING5
      12:16 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

      Now that’s a true KY fan…. would you have made that statement if we’d be winning?? Ditto to what KYcats11 said, “GROW UP!”



    • KYcats11
      12:08 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

      Get this comment outta here. Grow up.



    • BBNstrive49
      12:15 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

      If we win a game I think we will get going in the right direction??????????????NO SHIT. It’s better than losing to a team the size of one in a church league.



    • My Dixie Wrecked
      6:16 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

      These days, if your aunt had a dick she’d still be your aunt.



  2. ebow1
    12:07 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Go CATS!!!!!



  3. LouisaCatFan
    12:11 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    DUH



  4. bosch8184
    12:11 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Matt covering for Calipari on the post game show right out of the gate.

    Eye roll emoji.



    • BigBlueNationDude
      12:26 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

      Haha no doubt. He whined and moaned forever about jurich bossing louisville media around and he himself is a puppet to Cal and Mitch



  5. UKPROF
    12:16 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Welllllll then, let’s TRY to win one (1) and see!!? For some reason though, I don’t think they got one in ’em. But if they did get one win, that would pretty much be it…for the season.



  6. BradCalthegoat
    12:16 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Come on BBN! Please stand up!



  7. A_Blue_Wildcat
    12:16 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Man words of a great coach right there. We lose to Bama on saturday.



  8. Kozmo
    12:18 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Thank god the kid from vandy fouled Shai.



  9. AFR0_SAMURAii
    12:20 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    We did win one.. great emotional comeback game against WVU on the road and it Kickstarted a shitshow that is now UK basketball… NIT bound boys



  10. CAT_KING5
    12:21 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    You complainers are pathetic! If we win, “Cal is the greatest”. If we lose, “Cal sucks and is a crook and let’s get rid of him”….blah, blah, blah! Show a little support for your team or move on to another one! #TrueBBNfans



  11. Jiminy Crickets
    12:25 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Problem is we may not win another reg season game. Alabama can beat us, Arkansas will beat us, and Missouri and Florida have already proven they can beat us.



  12. BigBlueNationDude
    12:25 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Funniest statment ever. Get going? Where are we going?



  13. Jiminy Crickets
    12:31 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    This team is progressing fast. Bj Washington was Calipari’s player of the year, remember? SGA was climbing NBA draft boards, the team was winning with Knox playing poorly. Vanderbilt came back, and we now have “a full roster”. This team has lost, there is no get it going, it is done.



  14. BBNstrive49
    12:41 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Well I guess all we can hope for is we don’t play Robert Morris in the first round of the NIT.



  15. Luether
    1:16 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    I really believe that if the Queen had balls, she’d be the King…



  16. AmazzzingLarry
    2:04 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    The good news: most of these kids will be back. The bad news: most of these kids will be back.



  17. Booby Petrino
    8:10 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    KSR is rough when we are losing. A bunch of “adults” coming on the internet calling kids “garbage” and saying they suck. All because we’re not winning as much as you want. You poor, poor “adults”…your favorite college basketball team isn’t as good as you want so you’re Internet crybabies wah wah wah wah



  18. kentuck1
    9:54 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    The sad truth is that they are not playing very good basketball right now, for whatever reason. We have seen them play better so we know they can do it.

    I would like to see a game with no set-up “plays”….just put five guys on the floor and tell them to play basketball. Could they do any worse?

    They do miss not having any senior leadership, in my opinion. They miss not having tough competition in practice, I am sure. A couple of Kentucky “boys” would help the chemistry of the team, in my opinion.

    Turn ’em loose. Let ’em have fun. This team is not going to the Final Four. Take the pressure off of them.

    They may be a sorry ass team this year, but by Golly, they are OUR sorry ass team!



  19. kjd
    10:11 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    We’ve never lost 5 in a row under Cal.
    Stay positive.



  20. luke_emberton
    11:22 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    I really believe that if we win the losing streak ends