Calipari said though Willis informed him of his plan, it still didn’t stop Calipari from tearing up when it happened.
Though it hasn’t always worked in the Bulldogs’ favor, they have shown the super-quick Frazier, who was named SEC player of the week Monday, needs to have his hand on the trigger at crunch time. The Commodores have now won seven of nine games heading into Tuesday’s battle, including victories over Arkansas and SC. “They played us all zone last time, and now they’re not playing zone at all. But I keep telling them, I’m not responsible for your effort, your energy, your fight, you are”.
Jayson Tatum added 15 points for Duke, which held Florida State 14 points below its scoring average to snap a two-game losing streak that cost the Blue Devils a top-10 ranking.
“I looked at that and it’s like one of your sons is getting married”.
“But the committee all wants us to play good schedules”. Vandy routed Mississippi State 77-48 in Nashville. And the Cats are now the regular season SEC Champions (again), guaranteeing themselves the top seed in the SEC Tournament. “They’ve got to probably win a couple games, but I would say they’re an NCAA Tournament team”. They’ve got the number one schedule in the country – the number one schedule in the country. A number of their victories have been against teams that factor prominently into that schedule strength (Florida, Iowa State and Arkansas, to name a few). Kentucky sits at No. 15.
The freshman guard then made four free throws in the final 21 seconds to finish with 27 points for Kentucky (25-5, 15-2).
United Kingdom used some full-court defense to make the tempo uncomfortable for Vanderbilt, and it helped United Kingdom force 10 of Vandy’s 18 turnovers in the second half.
Having Fox healthy may be as important as Adebayo’s development because life without the point guard exposes another reason for concern: depth. He’s also committed just 11 fouls in his last five games. The Vanderbilt game therefore may have represented the culmination of this “win it at the end” tendency.
With Vanderbilt’s red-hot shooting and Kentucky’s offensive struggles early on, Calipari had to do something, so he pressed Vanderbilt during certain points of the game.
Dark cloud: De’Aaron Fox committed five turnovers in 26 minutes on Tuesday night. It’s the final home game for seniors Derek Willis, Dominique Hawkins and Mychal Mulder. United Kingdom scored 21 points off 18 Vanderbilt turnovers.
19 – Kentucky’s last comeback win from at least 19 points down came on March 2, 1994, against Florida.
· United Kingdom held on with Monk sinking four straight foul shots to preserve the win.