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Calipari was asked about another improbable Final Four run

This isn’t what fans want to hear hours after Kentucky lost another SEC game, but it was one of the highlights of John Calipari’s postgame press conference, so let’s address it.

As Calipari left the podium to hop on a late flight back to Lexington, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman stopped him to ask, “Do you see a Final Four run possible?”

Cal answered, “Yeah, I do. I do. You saw that team out there — if that’s a No. 1 seed and we’re on their court, and we got a four or six-point lead with a chance… but everybody’s gotta play for us. And the other thing: we gotta make some shots. This is the game of basketball. If you’re wide open and you don’t think you can make a three, make a two. We just gotta do that.”

It’s hard to doubt Calipari when it comes to Final Fours, but this team has a lot of growing up to do in a very short amount of time if a trip to San Antonio is anywhere in the real of possibility.

As Cal said earlier in his press conference, his mind and his players’ minds are only on one thing right now: winning the next game.

The Final Four isn’t on anyone’s mind.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

13 Comments for Calipari was asked about another improbable Final Four run



  1. Condo1122
    12:35 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Nick Richards looks like his mind is on rainbows and unicorns.



    • syrin23
      1:01 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

      Knox looked even worse the whole second half. Who wants to draft a disinterested player who doesn’t rebound or defend like he should and gives full effort 50% of the time?



  2. Parker_UKFanNC
    12:44 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Anything is possible in this season of college basketball. That being said, it is currently highly unlikely. Unless these kids shake their sorry attitudes (Hami) play hard (Wenyen) and commit to giving it their all for 40 minutes, we might win one tourney game. Every team we played in Conference play has played a full 40 minute game. We have not even played a solid 30 minutes hardly at all during SEC play. That is the only way this team will do something. They have to play a full game. Not just a couple people, but at least 4-5 guys that never stop



    • syrin23
      1:02 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

      Why does everyone think this team is a tourney team? Double digit loss team losing 9 of last 10 mean you are NIT bound.



  3. MattJonesNoseWhistle
    12:51 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    We have to make the tournament first ..



  4. BradCalthegoat
    12:54 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Auburn is not good enough to be a one seed. They re the size of an average high school team here in Ky.



  5. BBNstrive49
    1:03 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    We are embarrassing. That team wasn’t big for a Sunday church league and they out battled us.



  6. BBNstrive49
    1:15 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    “the final four isn’t on any ones mind” I hope not. Only final four we are going to is the first four teams left out of the tourney.



  7. binarysolo
    1:16 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    I dunno about the players’ minds, but Cal’s mind is on draft night. (Which doesn’t look to good right now.)



  8. BigBlueNationDude
    1:41 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Omg the madness on here



  9. BigBlueNationDude
    1:41 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Final 4 of CBI



  10. vandzandz
    1:58 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

    What he said about Auburn being a 1 seed having the game in reach at their house actually makes sense. It’s a positive way to look at things considering. He’s right, just need to win a game to get going and starting with Bama would be ideal. Sexton will have career highs though



    • callitlikeiseeit
      9:30 am February 15, 2018 Permalink

      No it does not, Auburn is only ranked high because as others lose they het bumped up. Look at this list of all 23 wins, average to bad teams like NC State, Cuse, Illinois, Iowa would beat all these scrubs.
      1. Norfolk St 2.Indiana St. 3. Hofstra 4. Winthrop, 5. Dayton {real bad this year}, 6. Gardner Webb 7. George Mason 8. UAB 9.MTSU 10. UConn 11. Murray St 12. Cornell… 13/14. UGA 15/16. Ole Miss. 17. MSU 18. Vandy 19. Tenn 20. LSU 21. Mizzou 22. Ark 23. UK ……..That is a garbage schesule.
      WOW some power teams there that the top 5 of any conference would beat. And the UAB, Murray St and MTSU were all 6 points or less wins, we could not even get that close. Look at those lousy teams folks, that is all their wins right there. Plus they loss to a bad Temple team.