Found November 12, 2013 on College Spun:
No. 1 vs. No. 2. John Calipari vs. Tom Izzo. Tonight, the Kentucky Wildcats take on the Michigan State Spartans at the United Center in Chicago as part of the Champions Classic, and we’re all in for a serious treat. This afternoon, Kentucky released a pregame pump-up video for the matchup: The game will air on ESPN at 7:30 PM and will be followed up by another gem between No. 5 Kansas and No. 4 Duke. [KentuckySportsRadio]

John Calipari says Kentucky players were crying after loss

Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari says some of his players were crying following the team’s 78-74 loss to Michigan State on Tuesday night, and he believes that’s a good thing. “We had guys crying in there, which is a good thing,” Calipari said after the game. “That was Michael Kidd-Gilchrist after Indiana last year. So […]

Video: John Calipari Says Kentucky Players Were Crying In Locker Room After Loss To MSU

Tonight, No. 2 Michigan State knocked off No. 1 Kentucky 78-74 at the Champions Classic in Chicago. The game was a tightly contested battle and Calipari’s freshmen held their own against a veteran Spartans team, although they eventually shot themselves in the foot at the free throw line, where they missed 16 crucial attempts. However, despite a great second half that made the...

John Calipari Says His Players Were Crying After Loss

The young Cats made a great comeback in the second half, but fell short at the hands of Sparty. John Calipari stated before the game how unfair it was to face such an experienced team this early. Despite the inexperience, it was evident Kentucky felt they should have won. All I needed to know was what Calipari said in the postgame. “We had guys crying in there, which is a good...

Kentucky fans' site already ruined because of loss

The number-two ranked Michigan State Fighting Izzos beat John Calipari’s top-ranked Kentucky freshmen 78-74 Tuesday in the Champions Classic.  Even though the number one team lost, it wasn’t an upset according to Vegas, which had the Spartans favored anywhere from two-and-a-half to four points. The one place it was an upset isn’t actually a place.  A group of Kentucky fans...

Kentucky perfection shirts on clearance

Despite a roster that includes nine freshmen and very little college-level playing experience, the Kentucky Wildcats were expected by many to have a chance at going undefeated this season to become the first 40-0 men’s basketball team in history. Three games in, that dream is over. Michigan State’s victory over the Wildcats Tuesday night ended the team’s “pursuit of perfection...

2013-14 NCAA Basketball Preseason Power Rankings

Although many teams have already played their first regular season games, the 2013-14 NCAA basketball season is most notably upon us starting Monday evening with the ESPN tip-off marathon which culminates in a fantastic doubleheader in the Champions Classic Tuesday night.  We will find out a lot about some of the top teams like Kentucky, Michigan State, Duke and Kansas, but first...

Tom Izzo Says UK Should Forfeit If They Are Scared To Play MSU Early

A very good, very veteran Michigan State basketball team will face John Calipari’s diaper dandies in tomorrow night’s State Farm Champions Classic. This past Thursday, Calipari said that it was unfair that his young Wildcats had to play such an experienced team so early. “The issue becomes playing teams (like Michigan State) this early is not fair for my team,” Calipari said...

Spartans Experience take over Young Talented Wildcats

John Calipari mentioned to the media that it “wasn’t fair” that #1 Kentucky had to play Tom Izzo’s #2 Michigan State Spartans. Well after a day of attacking Calipari’s comments, he was proven right when the Spartans controlled the Wildcats in the first game of the Champions Classic double-header 78-74. Calipari’s argument of why it wasn’t […]

Tom Izzo On Kentucky: More Talent Than NBA Teams, “7 First-Round Picks On This Team Right Now”

Both John Calipari and Tom Izzo are doing their best to talk up their opponents before tomorrow’s big Kentucky-Michigan State showdown. Last week, Calipari talked about the game “is not fair” to the Wildcats because of how inexperienced they are compared to the Spartans, and today Izzo is praising the wildly abundant talent that UK possesses. Izzo expressed that the current...

Whoops! Michigan State ruined a Kentucky fan site quickly

Kentucky Wildcats fans are loyal. Delusional, too. No team has gone undefeated in college basketball since Bobby Knight’s Indiana Hoosiers back in 1976. Needless to say, nobody is foolish enough to actually think that their team will do that. Oh…Read more →

Kentucky’s ’40 and 0′ site ruined after loss to MSU

The website that fans created for the Kentucky Wildcats after they were named preseason #1 didn’t take long to become a massive failure.  It’s going to be pretty tough to sell 40 and 0 shirts for $14.95 after losing to Michigan State 78-74.  To make matters worse, the website has already been bought and is mocking the Wildcats loss.  This is why you should...

Michigan State Spartans fan looks to ‘Usher’ in new era of dance (video)

The No.2-ranked Michigan State Spartans basketball team, along with its fans, were in high spirits on Tuesday night following the squad’s big 78-74 win over the No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats in the Champions Classic. One Spartans backer elected to exhibit his joy through the medium of dance — if you can call it that — […]The post Michigan State Spartans fan looks to ‘Usher...

Did Michigan St and Kentucky Live Up to The Hype?

The No.2 Michigan St Spartans and the No.1 Kentucky Wildcats put on a show Tuesday night in Chicago,IL at the United Center. It was an excited night and like coach Tom Izzo said “It was simply an amazing night of basketball” and he’s dead on. Tom Izzo and John Calipari had a few words earlier this week and coaching over a dozen NBA Draft prospects helps to put fuel to the fire...

Conference Breakdown: No. 2 SEC

The Kentucky Wildcats once again brought in an excellent class, but they didn't absolutely dominate the rest of their league. Florida also brought in a strong group with many other schools filling key needs with top talent.

Champions Classic Preview: Kentucky Wildcats vs. Michigan State Spartans

The convenient storyline of Kentucky’s matchup against Michigan State will be one of raw talent vs. college experience.Kentucky started four...
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