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John Calipari said from the time he arrived in the Big Easy that he didn't like conference tournaments. After top-ranked Kentucky endured three tough games in as many days with no league title to show for it, his opinion wasn't bound to change any time soon. ''I wish this would have happened yesterday so we got home a day earlier,'' Calipari said Sunday after the Wildcats collapsed late in a 71-64 loss to Vanderbilt in the Southeastern Conference tournament final. The Wildcats (32-2) won two of their three games in New Orleans but never led any by more than single digits and trailed in the second half of all three. Still, they were on the cusp of extending their winning streak to 25 games when Anthony Davis' free throw gave them a 62-55 lead with 5:23 left. Then Kentucky suddenly started settling for jump shots, taking nine from that point and missing all of them, including five from 3-point range. ''We just went ice cold. There was like a lid on the basket. Nothing was falling...
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