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NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 20: Coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks to his team during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the New Orleans Arena on March 20, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Dave Martin/Getty Images)
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky coach John Calipari hopes "Camp Cal" yields a better-conditioned and more committed team. Two days in, the intense workouts have at least gotten the Wildcats' attention. With no early risers on the roster, Kentucky players have found it harder to awake for the 7 a.m. workouts than the exercises. Not that basic training has been easy, what with strength coach Ray "Rock" Oliver screaming at them as they run. Then comes afternoon practice with Calipari, who instituted the routine after Tuesday's victory over Samford. Despite a rout of the Bulldogs, he was unhappy with the Wildcats' second-half effort and vowed to change their attitude and fitness. Kentucky's response Saturday against Portland (3-5) could determine whether Camp Cal lasts a few days or continues into the Christmas break. What's important is that everyone is on board with the program. "We weren't in shape," junior guard Jarrod Polson said Friday. "Coach saw that and we needed something to ...
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