Lost in the shuffle of Super Bowl Sunday was a series of tweets from John Calipari in the wake of Kentucky’s disappointing loss at Missouri. Calipari and his staff reportedly stayed in the office watching tape late into the night after getting back from Columbia, and after some time mourning with his dogs, he took to Twitter to call upon the Big Blue Nation for their support ahead of tomorrow night’s huge game vs. No. 18 Tennessee.
“BBN, I’m trying to do everything in my power to help this young team come together. I’ll be honest, after being in the office last night and again this morning watching tape, we played well enough defensively to win that game forcing 20 turnovers. These are good kids who are just understanding how bad they need each other. They’re just so young, but we’re going to get this.
We need you Tuesday to be at your best from the tip to the finish. If we’re going good, ride it and push us to make the lead unbearable. If we’re struggling some, encourage us and bring us back. The last eight minutes of the game, do not sit down! We need you more than ever now!
To our students, let’s pack the place. We need your help. Student tickets are still available by going to the UK ticket office starting at 9 a.m. on Monday.”
Saturday was incredibly frustrating, but with a month left in the regular season, there’s still time for them to work out the kinks, starting with a monster showdown with the Vols tomorrow night. If you’re going to Rupp, heed Calipari’s call and stand up for the final eight minutes, or better yet, the entire game.