Cal knows Wisconsin is good, but focused on "my team playing well"
04/02/2015 06:30 PM
Kentucky is undefeated, the top overall seed, and the majority favorite to win the 2015 national championship. But Wisconsin ain’t bad, either.
Bo Ryan’s Badgers took UK to the final seconds of last year’s Final Four before the Wildcats escaped with a 74-73 victory, and the two teams will meet again this year on Saturday for only the third national semifinal rematch in the NCAA Tournament’s history.
But regardless who they play, Kentucky head coach John Calipari has repeated throughout the season that he knows he has the best team and the best players.
Cal reiterated that stance during the first Final Four media session in Indianapolis on Thursday, adding that as long as they play their game, he doesn’t worry about the Wildcats losing.
“Because the talent level is what it is, I think we’re all just worried about our own teams playing well,” Cal said. “I just want my team..we’re not going to control what Wisconsin does. They’re going to play the way they play. I just hope my team plays well. And I think if you talk to all four coaches, wouldn’t you say Beau, ‘We’re stopping Wisconsin.’ We ain’t stopping Wisconsin. I just hope my team plays well. And then we’ll see how it plays out.”