Calipari: A win vs. Ohio State wouldn't have fixed Kentucky's problems, must get "back to basics" for Louisville
12/23/2015 05:08 PM
LEXINGTON — The No. 11 Kentucky Wildcats will have an entire week off between their disappointing loss to Ohio State and Saturday’s upcoming clash with in-state rival Louisville.
That extra time gave UK head coach John Calipari a chance to publicly ponder about the status of the 2015-16 season so far and share his thoughts with Big Blue Nation on Twitter on Tuesday night.
Coach Cal explained a victory over the Buckeyes wouldn’t have helped him feel any better after the game, explaining Kentucky’s challenges on the court have remained the same and the Cats need to get back to basics before playing the No. 15 Cardinals this weekend:
Getting away from my team the last two days gave me a chance to really think.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) December 22, 2015
Now the question becomes, how do we start moving forward? This is a good basketball team that will have a chance in every game we play.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) December 22, 2015
We've got to teach them winning time/situational basketball and the role that grit plays in this. It's a process, and you can't skip steps.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) December 22, 2015
Time to get back to basics, and all that in the face of playing a really good Louisville team. These are challenges that excite me.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) December 22, 2015
KSTV discussed Calipari’s comments on Monday’s show, explaining that a victory on Saturday won’t solve Kentucky’s issues, but it would sure be better than losing to Louisville: