By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky coach John Calipari made it clear after Thursday’s loss to Kansas State that he was proud of his team for what it accomplished during the season but also that UK had lost a game it had chances to win.
He took to Twitter Friday to explain even more of his feelings:
“I woke up this morning feeling as sick as I did last night after that game. This is going to hurt for a while for all of us. The players took it as hard as any team I’ve had when it ends,” Calipari posted on Twitter.
“What they accomplished this year can never be taken away. To play like they played all year – coming together, battling through adversity, continuing to work every day and representing all of us the way they did – is truly amazing.
“It’s hard for us to see the forest through the trees right now, but each of these kids gave everything they had, including in a game last night when we weren’t playing at our best. And we still had a chance to win!
“As a coach and as a fan, all you can ask is that they give their very best and that they do it as a team. This team tried to do that all year. Losing stinks, but I’m proud of each and every one of them.”