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None of Arkansas’ players have beaten Kentucky

Photo: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images North America

Photo: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images North America

Arkansas starts four seniors, but oddly, no one on their roster has beaten Kentucky, a fact that took even John Calipari by surprise on this morning’s SEC Coaches Teleconference. The Razorbacks beat Kentucky twice in the 2013-14 season, but have lost the last five in the series, meaning they could be especially hungry tomorrow night.

“You’re telling me something in numbers and facts I did not know,” Cal said. “It’ll be a hard one. Again, they’re starting four seniors; we’re starting five freshmen. It’s going to be a hard game for us. Again, it’s another chance to learn and grow and see where we are.”

Like every game Kentucky plays on the road, Bud Walton Arena will be rocking. The Cats’ win over Alabama gave them a little momentum, but Calipari is eager to see if his team carries that over to another hostile road environment. Arkansas has only lost one game at home this season, a freakish 21-point drubbing by LSU back on January 10.

“I’m just concerned about us being in a mode, a desperate mode,” Cal said. “I’m worried about us watching and just saying, okay. Are we moving now into the roles we’ve defined for every player? Are guys accepting how they individually have to play for their team? Are they losing themselves in the team? If they’re not playing great individually, is that really affecting their team play? Stuff that, at this point in the year, you have to get by. You have to get by all that stuff.

“My team is getting better. I don’t know what that means going into Arkansas. Like they said, it’s a sellout, it’s cup night, red out, white out, whatever they’ll have. They’ll have students hanging out the night before, sleeping in tents. That’s what happens to us. We understand they’re going to play as good as they’ve played. They’re not going to give us the game, so we have to go try to take a game vs. seniors. It’s a hard task. All we’re doing is, they’re rolling into the way they individually have to play. It’s been encouraging and now we’ll see where we are on the road in this kind of environment.”


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8 Comments for None of Arkansas’ players have beaten Kentucky

  1. Lip Man 1
    12:58 pm February 19, 2018 Permalink

    “Again, they’re starting four seniors; we’re starting five freshmen.” – Cal

    And who’s fault is that Cal?

    More excuses.

    They aren’t freshmen anymore, they have almost completed their first season, played a number of games against top teams all over the country. Time to stop covering for them. If they think this is hard wait till some of them get to the NBA…that’ll be a REAL eye opener.

    • BBNDan7
      1:17 pm February 19, 2018 Permalink

      So it’s Cals fault he recruits players who are better than Arkansas’s? That wasn’t an excuse it’s a fact.

    • sprtphan
      1:29 pm February 19, 2018 Permalink

      No they aren’t freshmen anymore. They’re not seniors either.

  2. callitlikeiseeit
    3:15 pm February 19, 2018 Permalink

    Cats taking an L in this one.

    • 4everUKblue
      3:35 pm February 19, 2018 Permalink

      Thanks for your support Callit. Someone hijack you screen name again?

    • callitlikeiseeit
      5:23 pm February 19, 2018 Permalink

      Nope I just call it like I see it… team full of mediocre freshman who have struggled all season going into an arena against a team that starts 4 seniors. Place will be rocking, hogs will play outta their minds and our boys will piss their pants. Just because we barely beat an Alabama team at home doesn’t mean we’re unbeatable all the sudden and all our problems are fixed.

  3. TB112162
    5:30 pm February 19, 2018 Permalink

    Callitlikeiseeit because your Cardinals aren’t any good you have to get on here pretending your a UK fan really enough already

  4. TB112162
    5:32 pm February 19, 2018 Permalink

    Lip man 1 is another UL guy that has nothing better to do than get on here and Trash Kentucky and pretend like he is a fan quit it