Kentucky Coach John Calipari said on Monday that UK’s team is better than last season’s 35-3 powerhouse.
“We’re executing better than last year’s team,” Calipari said. “. . . We just don’t have as many pieces.”
UK’s six-man rotation brought a question to mind: Is UK’s freshman-oriented team hitting the metaphorical wall.
When asked if fatigue might be a factor in UK’s uneven play, wing DeAndre Liggins said, “Maybe.”
But Calipari dismissed the notion.
“I think we hit the wall last week,” the UK coach said. “I think we bounced through it.”
Calipari noted how practices are shorter this time of the season.
Plus, the UK coach added, there are only 10 practices left in the regular season. That didn’t count the scaled down workouts the day before games.
“You can’t go hard for 10 practices?” Calipari said of a rhetorical question he’d bounce off the players.