In the 2008 national championship against Kansas, he chose not to foul up three, allowing Jayhawk Mario Chalmers to nail a game-tying 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left and send the game to overtime. Calipari’s Memphis team would go on to lose the game in overtime, arguably the most heartbreaking loss of Coach Cal’s career. The game against LSU wasn’t nearly as important, though one could argue a loss would have had heavy consequences on the Cats’ postseason outlook.
The final smile was the sweetest. Wrapped in John Calipari’s arms, Alex Poythress soaked in his coach’s bear hug, the crowd’s applause and a relieving – if not must-have – victory at Rupp Arena on Saturday with one final grin that said it all. “That’s the first time he smiled all year,” Coach Cal said. […]
Check out video interviews with John Calipari, Alex Poythress, Archie Goodwin and Nerlens Noel after their close win over LSU on Saturday.
Relive Kentucky’s 75-70 victory over LSU with Chris Reynold’s photo gallery from Saturday’s game at Rupp Arena.
Join us Saturday as CoachCal.com and UKathletics.com team up for a live interactive blog for the Kentucky-LSU game at 4 p.m. ET. We’ll detail the action throughout the afternoon, live from Rupp Arena. Fans can join the chat and send in questions and comments in a real-time format. We will get started around 3:45 p.m.
As the leader of a players-first program, John Calipari tried to do Thursday what he’s always done when things have gone awry with his team. He tried falling on his sword. On Friday, the players took the sword out from underneath their coach and pointed it at themselves.
A day after telling the Big Blue Nation he was disappointed in himself but not discouraged with his team, John Calipari took to the mic to tell the media that his team has to figure out a way to change. Hear that and more in the video interviews below with Coach Cal, Kyle Wiltjer and Julius Mays
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.