The year 2012 was a good one for John Calipari. It ended with the first national championship in Coach Cal’s career, the eighth in school history, and six NBA Draft picks, a modern era draft record. It could take a backseat to 2013 if things go according to Calipari’s plan.
The Cats won a physical, foul-infested affair Wednesday night at Rupp Arena – call it hack-a-Cat – using 31 free throws and a career-high 28 points from Archie Goodwin to hold off Sean Woods’ overly aggressive and bruising Eagles team, 81-70. “They were punching us in the mouth and we were trying to punch them in the mouth,” freshman forward Alex Poythress said.
In an effort to bring you the most comprehensive coverage of the Kentucky basketball team’s postseason run,CoachCal.com and Cat Scratches will be teaming up throughout UK’s journey in the SEC Tournament and NCAA Tournament. You can find stories on the team at CoachCal.com and UKathletics.com/blog. NEW ORLEANS – Three months ago, Kentucky escaped a regular-season matchup with Louisville in spite of […]
After the three early turnovers, Marquis Teague returned to score 16 points, dish our six assists, grab four rebounds and commit just one more turnover the rest of the game.
A couple of weeks ago John Calipari compared Darius Miller to a light switch. Sometimes he’s on, sometimes he’s off. After scoring 13 points in the 74-50 win over LSU in Baton Rouge, La., his fourth straight game in double figures, clearly the switch is on.
Hanging on in a start-to-finish thriller, UK (19-1, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) hit eight straight free throws in the final 54 seconds to hold off Alabama and stay perfect in league play. Remarkably, Kentucky sunk the freebies after a 4-of-11 first half.
To shed some early season free-throw woes and emphasize the importance of making shots at the charity stripe, John Calipari has been making his team run sprints in practice for every free throw the Wildcats miss in a game.
After watching his team get outrebounded, “outhustled” and “outworked” in the second half of doubleheader nightcap, a hot and irritated John Calipari said this letdown loss simply came down to toughness. One team (Baylor) had it. The other (Kentucky) didn’t.