Kentucky basketball: John Calipari kept believing, pushing buttons, and now it’s oh so Sweet 16

BOISE, Idaho — Admit it, you thought Kentucky was toast. Back on Valentine’s Day, when the Wildcats had lost four straight games to fall below .500 in SEC play, it was perfectly reasonable to believe these guys just didn’t have a deep NCAA Tournament run in them. But somehow, in the midst of that chaos and criticism, as they were increasingly compared to the 2014 NIT Cats, John Calipari...
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5 hours ago

Nate Oats apologizes for shot at John Calipari

You come at the king, you best not miss. Nate Oats and Buffalo learned the hard way not to poke the bear. Ahead of the Bulls’ Round of 32 clash with the Kentucky Wildcats, Oats had an interesting choice of words for John Calipari. “Calipari’s been whining about no experience — young, young, young,” Oats said. “Well, we don’t have that problem. We got some veteran guys.” To be...
Via A Sea of Blue
20 hours ago

After loss, Buffalo coach Nate Oats apologizes for accusing John Calipari of ‘whining’

John Calipari and Kentucky beat Buffalo 95-75 on Saturday afternoon, ending the Bulls’ run at a Cinderella Sweet 16 appearance. But coach Nate Oats was classy in defeat. Leading up to the game, there was a little bit of drama between Oats and UK coach John Calipari. Oats accused Calipari of whining about Kentucky’s lack of experience this season. “Calipari’s been whining about no...
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20 hours ago

John Calipari and players recap fun win over Buffalo

What a team these Cats have become. The Kentucky Wildcats pulled away from the Buffalo Bulls today by a score of 95-75. It was a closer game than the score showed, but the Cats turned on the jets when Buffalo managed to cut the lead to 4. From start to finish, this was one of the best games we’ve seen this team play. They were aggressive on both sides of the ball and they kept...
Via A Sea of Blue
20 hours ago

Kentucky basketball: What John Calipari said after Wildcats’ NCAA Tournament win against Buffalo

BOISE, Idaho — Kentucky left Boise with a pair of NCAA Tournament wins. No. 5 seed Kentucky beat No. 13 seed Buffalo 95-75 Saturday afternoon to advance to the Sweet 16 in the South Region. Here’s everything Wildcats coach John Calipari said after the game. Q. Obviously the freshman thing gets played and played and played. JOHN CALIPARI: And I whine. Coach and I talked about it before...
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21 hours ago

John Calipari hits out at Buffalo coach for ‘whining’ comment

The coaches in Saturday’s Buffalo-Kentucky second round game have sparked a bit of a miniature rivalry.Kentucky coach John Calipari did not take kindly to Buffalo coach Nate Oats’s accusation that he was “whining” about his team’s relative lack of experience, saying he was just being honest about his freshman-heavy team.“I don’t know if it’s whining or I’m telling the truth,” Calipari...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari responds to jab by Nate Oats

A little verbal jabbing before Saturday’s Kentucky vs Buffalo clash. John Calipari loves to voice his thoughts, even if it ruffles some feathers here and there. Well, Buffalo coach Nate Oats let his feathers get ruffled by Calipari’s insistence that he has the youngest team in college basketball (a factual claim). “Calipari’s been whining about no experience — young, young, young...
Via A Sea of Blue
1 day ago

NCAA Tournament: John Calipari didn’t love Buffalo coach calling him a whiner

BOISE, Idaho — Wait, did we just have beef in Boise? Buffalo coach Nate Oats, who was a high school coach five years ago, has quickly become one of the most engaging personalities at the NCAA Tournament — and suddenly has the largest megaphone of his life after the 13th-seeded Bulls upset Arizona in the first round Thursday. But did he really go in on Hall of Fame Kentucky coach...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Why you should watch this year's NCAA Tournament

Let’s be honest: You probably don’t need more reasons to watch the NCAA Tournament. If you’re like most of the rest of the country, you’re going to watch whether you’re at work or home, and you’re going to hide your behavior from your boss — unless you’re your own boss, in which case, lucky you!In any event, let’s take a look at a few good reasons to partake in the Madness.Duke will...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky fans go nuts after John Calipari’s son scores his first points of season

Fans in attendance for Kentucky’s 88-66 win over Missouri on Saturday night erupted after seeing John Calipari’s son score his first points of the season.Calipari’s son, Brad, is a sophomore guard for the Wildcats. He saw (brief) action in 15 games last season, scoring eight points on two 3-pointers and two free throws. He hadn’t scored yet this season despite appearing in eight...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

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