A lot of things went wrong for Kentucky in their loss to LSU Tuesday night, but John Calipari said they’re pinpointing the issues and working through them in practice this week. One issue he’s noticed with his group is that they don’t know what to do in certain situations in the game. Here’s an example:
“We’re trying to do more situation basketball,” Cal said “Derek [Willis] had a situation. There was 25 seconds on the clock, we had 5 seconds to get it across halfcourt. The ball was then tipped out of bounds, then it goes back to 30 [seconds]. Derek didn’t think it went back to 30. That’s why he dribbled up that right side and jumped out of bounds.”
“When he told me why he did it, I’m not mad at him, we haven’t gone over those. There are a lot of situations that will come up that we need to cover now, and what we’ll do, we’ll do it through scrimmaging.”
Calipari once again lamented about how Jamal Murray goes for the hard play instead of the easy play, a bad habit he’s trying to shake the freshmen from in practice.
“I’ve gotta get through to these freshmen. Jamal, how to play more efficient. How to make the easiest play you can make, and when he doesn’t you stop practice. You’re talking about a great kid that wants to be a terrific player trying to do too much on each play instead of making an easy play makes it more difficult.”
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