Calipari on being No. 1: “This is a badge of honor.”

John Calipari - photo by James Crisp | AP was voted No. 1 in both polls on Monday, and head coach is telling his team not to shy away from it.  “I want them to understand, this is not a burden. This is a badge of honor,” Calipari said. “Playing here, this is what you’re trying to attain. Now, it’s not when we want it. But we’re there, now let’s see how we perform.”  Calipari said last week the top ranking would put a “bigger target” on UK. That may be true, but players still mentioned they want to keep an underdog mentality.

 

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