The Kentucky Wildcats improved their record to 13-4 after a big win on the road against the Arkansas Razorbacks yesterday.
Check out some of the reactions on social media from the game, which of course includes lots of talk about John Calipari’s ejection:
I’ve never seen Calipari so calm right before getting tossed.
The most calm ejection in all of ejections pic.twitter.com/9o3DbC3N6Y
— Bobby Reagan (@BarstoolReags) January 18, 2020
Apparently, Brad Calipari agrees.
— Brad Calipari (@bradcalipari) January 18, 2020
Mary Jo might be right. This could be the turning point of the season, not just that game.
Cal might have known what this group needed
— Mary Jo Perino (@mjp18) January 18, 2020
Rex jumped in to say that Kentucky’s players probably loved it, and he wanted to get tossed.
People get bothered by coaches being tossed. John Calipari was tossed at Arkansas for “standing-up for his players”. Players LOVE that. Good on Cal. @KentuckyMBB
— Rex Chapman?? (@RexChapman) January 18, 2020
Of course, Ashton Hagans stepped up when he was needed.
Couldn’t be more proud of the players and the staff and their will to win. As I walked off the court, @H23Ash said “We got this,” so I felt good walking off the court. Great win!!! pic.twitter.com/gnK5W91GcC
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) January 18, 2020
While there’s been a lot of fuss about Keion Brooks, Jr.’s former AAU coach talking about Kentucky on Twitter, it looks like Keion’s dad isn’t worried about that at all.
Love how coached sticks up for his guys! No way that’s a foul in D1 basketball let alone the SEC. The returned love by his players not wanting there coach to get in trouble. #BBN https://t.co/jMHOzZIIaP
— Keion Brooks (@keion_brooks) January 19, 2020
Kentucky has a handful of good wins, and a few bad losses, but Aaron Torres might be right.
Considering the opponent, the venue and the fact that their head coach spent the last 10 minutes of the game in the locker room (even if it was by design) I truly believe that this is Kentucky's best win of the season
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) January 18, 2020
Finally, let’s give some praise to the player of the game and staple of this Kentucky team (let’s also hope EJ Montgomery sees this one).
Really hope more college kids look at Nick Richards as an example of why sometimes it's better to stay in school rather than leave for the pros before you're ready.
Has been a different player this season.
Was terrific again in Kentucky's win today at Arkansas. #BBN
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) January 18, 2020