Kentucky’s recent four-game losing streak was brutal to watch as fans of the Wildcats; however, John Calipari sees a positive in it, in how it got his team moving in the right direction.
“You got a team full of young players that have to go through experiences — good and bad,” Calipari said in his postgame interview. “You cannot talk about them. They have to experience them.”
“The best thing to happen to this team is losing four in a row. It wasn’t good to me because I’m older now and I don’t take it as well. But they needed that.”
Calipari also reminded us Jarred Vanderbilt is still new to the team, which set them back a bit in their chemistry and development as a group. Cal said he sat them all down last week to identify each player’s new role now that he’s seen his full roster in action, and it has since limited a lot of the confusion.
“The second thing is, we added Jarred. So here we are, a young team trying to experiment and figure out how we’re playing, and Jarred joins us. What ends up happening is, we were discombobulated. So about a week ago I sat everybody down and told them what their role is, especially Jarred. And I told them who we’re playing through and how we’re playing… so now there’s not as much confusion on the court.”