Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/14/11
Doron Lamb gets right to the point: Kentucky's matchup with No. 12 Kansas in Madison Square Garden is a statement game. Coach John Calipari hopes his young Wildcats realize they might not control the message. Second-ranked Kentucky starts a three-game road trip on Tuesday against the Jayhawks in the second game of the State Farm Champions Classic doubleheader. No. 6 Duke plays Michigan State in the opener. ''It may be a statement game, but I hope it's the one they think it will be,'' Calipari said. ''It could be another statement, and I think Kansas in the same sense is going to make it a statement game.'' Calipari has maintained that his team is so young that the staff is behind in putting in little things like inbounds plays. ''This is a great test,'' the coach said. ''If we're in a close game and stuff doesn't go right, don't look at my players. That's me. We just haven't had time. It's the middle of November. Let's hope it's not a one-point game and someone has the ball lat...
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