John Calipari met with the media for six and a half minutes before rushing off to get on the team plane before the thunderstorm rolled in. As you might imagine, he was pretty upset with his team’s performance.
“I’m just disappointed. When I see plays that — you can’t win making those kind of plays,” Cal said. “More than just one guy. Our execution down the stretch, we throw it to the post and the guy has a layup and he bounces it down his leg. We drive him to the middle and instead of just getting there and making that pass, he tries to go an extra step — it’s all stuff you look at and say, ‘guys, you’re not winning playing this way.'”
If you predicted a hangover from the Kansas game, you weren’t alone. Calipari said he sensed this performance coming.
“We got a ways to go. I was worried about this game coming off the Kansas game, then the way we started I thought we would be fine,” Calipari said. “We’ve gotta do some soul searching, individuals and as a staff, we’ve got to keep looking at ways we can help this team get better and demand more winning plays. We are what we are right now.”
So, Jekyll or Hyde.