During his postgame press conference, seen above in someone’s living room, one-day UK head coach Kenny Payne said Chalons-Reims came out and hit his team in the mouth today. “Those are grown men, grown men who play this game for money,” he said of the Cats’ Monday opponent. But, as you saw, the young Kentucky team took it in stride and dominated the rest of the game. Payne said he loved the way the guys responded and controlled the game after falling behind early.
When asked how the staff plans to manage the loaded roster, Payne told us, “That’s why you pay John Calipari a lot of money. He’ll figure it out.”