By LARRY VAUGHT
Tyler Ulis has been Kentucky’s best and most consistent player this year. Kentucky coach John Calipari says his sophomore guard is doing that even though he’s having to do too much to make up for what others are not doing.
“When you have a couple guys that aren’t doing what they’re capable of doing every game, it puts him in a bad spot. He has to make plays or take shots that he shouldn’t have to take, but he wants to win so bad that he does it anyway,” Calipari said.
“Like, he was disappointed in himself (after Auburn loss) – ‘I should’ve done more.’ He gets his shot blocked because we can’t get anybody to attack the rim and he grabs it back and makes a basket. He makes a layup late that puts us up two – crazy. Then our team doesn’t run back for the game-winner. Just don’t run back. And he’s gotta foul a guy and it ends up being an and-one, and that’s how you lose?
“So we’ve got a lot of stuff that we’re trying to work through. Some of it is just us settling into how we’ve got to do this and guys accepting it.”