After getting one of the worst draws of the whole tournament, John Calipari came into his ESPN Bracketology interview with middle fingers up. Cal sounded off on the Selection Committee for Kentucky’s 4-seed, which he said wasn’t surprised by in the least.
“Wait a minute, now you’ve been following this. You’re surprised?!” Cal said to Rece Davis. “You’ve not watched this stuff over the last few years? That surprised you?”
Cal seemed particularly irked by how the selection committee’s criteria is constantly changing.
“They’re not stealing my joy, that little group of ten, who says this year, it’s Top 50 wins; last year, it’s road wins; two years ago, it was RPI. It’s a moving target!” Cal said. “They’re not stealing my joy. If they think they are, they’re out of their mind. They build my team up, thank you, thank you!”
Calipari was also irked that the results of today’s SEC Championship weren’t taken into account.
“A&M got a three-seed. Did we not play a basketball game today? I’m happy for A&M, they got a three. I said what in the world, are we going to get a three or a two? I was surprised we didn’t get a five.”
“We’ve never had it easy. I don’t want it easy. Let’s do this thing,” Cal said.