Kentucky’s 77-55 rout of South Carolina Tuesday night might not be the best example, but the Wildcats are starting to love the grind. That’s why, Willie Cauley-Stein said, despite everything the Cats have been through this season, they find themselves just a game out of first place at the midway point of the Southeastern Conference season.
John Calipari doesn’t claim to have all the answers to his team, but he is usually pretty good at coming up with something when he’s asked. That’s what made Monday’s pre-South Carolina news conference so perplexing. Coach Cal was admittedly in a rush to get to the practice court, but to hear him say “I […]
John Calipari spoke on the Southeastern Conference’s weekly teleconference on Monday, as he does every week. We’ve got the pertinent quotes from Coach Cal’s appearance along with comments from Frank Martin, whose South Carolina team plays at Rupp Arena on Tuesday.
Perhaps it’s fitting that two teams that have dealt with so much turnover will open their league schedules against each other. If nothing else, the meeting of last year’s regular-season and tournament champions with entirely different rosters speaks volume to how open this year’s league race could be.
Southeastern Conference play begins this week for Kentucky and the other 13 teams in the league, so Monday marked the first day of the SEC coaches’ teleconference. John Calipari, as mandated by the league, is always a participant on the teleconference, and had a few comments on his team Monday morning and their upcoming matchup with Vanderbilt on Saturday. We’ve got all his quotes, plus Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings’ quotes on the Cats and a couple other relevant comments.
With coaches allowed to work with their teams this summer, the NBA Draft approaching, and the official additions of Texas A&M and Missouri just a few days away, there was plenty for the league’s coaches to discuss during the league’s annual summer teleconference Monday. John Calipari made his usual appearance on the teleconference to answer questions about next year’s team and the SEC’s newest schools and coaches.
eRUPPtion Zone tickets will be available to the public for the Belmont and Mississippi State games, which occur over the university’s holiday break. Tickets will go on sale 90 minutes prior to tip-off at the Rupp Arena Box Office and are available on a first come/first serve basis.