Don’t panic Nation, but the streak is over. The 55 game home court winning streak ending is the least of our worries. I’m certain that Calipari does not care about the streak. He only cares that they lost. It was crushing to watch our boys gut it out, but when your shooting is that cold, across the board, what do we expect? In back to back games, we scored 50 and 55 points respectively, the 50 being the lowest in the Calipari era. This team dropped to 4-3 on the season, while Baylor rose to 5-2. Below is the postgame presser quotes from Coach Cal, UK players, the official box score, and various notes. All
Head Coach John Calipari
Coach Cal on the shooting:
I don’t know what you can say. 1‑for‑11, 1‑for‑9, 3‑for‑14, 2‑for‑9. The greatest thing, we had a chance to win the game. But we are still trying to teach them how to finish games, and they don’t know. We gave an out‑of‑bounds play under the basket. Oh, my gosh. No way, you didn’t. Even told them what the play was…
Coach Cal on Harrow’s Impact:
He got the other guys in the positions we needed them in. That’s what he did. So now we had everybody in different spots that on the court we were doing a high pick‑and‑roll with shooters beside him, and a player on the baseline who could dunk the ball. That’s what we did. And they couldn’t really guard it so we just kept going to it. ..
Coach Cal on if he get more out of team hustle:
I think so. I think so. But again, there’s a certain will to win, and there are plays that are the biggest play of the game that you’ve got to make, and I’ll give you an example. Nerlens blocks that ball, we are down three and it’s our rebound and the guy standing next to him, didn’t even leave his feet to go get the ball. And their guy grabbed it and it was an and-one ‑‑ and that basically about ended the game…