By LARRY VAUGHT
How can you not love John Calipari when he lets his frustration with his team’s play lead him on a press conference rant you have no way to see coming.
Kentucky blew all but one point of an 18-point lead in the second half before holding on to win at Mississippi State Saturday. So naturally after the game, Calipari worked into his dislike for the SEC Tournament.
“Maybe we won’t show up,” Calipari said about the SEC tourney because of the grind of SEC play this year. “Why even go and just get beat up? It doesn’t matter who you play. Everybody is going to be good.”
Like he often has before, the UK coach said the tourney is not what a team intent on doing well in the NCAA Tournament needs after an 18-game conference schedule.
“It’s going to be a war-war-war,” Calipari said about next month’s SEC tourney in Nashville.
“I’m glad we’re done with them (Mississippi State),” Calipari said. “And I hope we don’t have to see them in the (SEC) tournament.”