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.