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Calipari can’t afford to sit Kidd-Gilchrist

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - photo by James Crisp | AP is steadfast in enforcing his rule of sitting a player who picks up two early fouls for the balance of the first half. Superstar or role player, Calipari refuses to put anyone in a position to pick up a third foul before halftime, regardless of the situation.  Isn't there a saying about every rule being made to be broken?  For the third game in a row, picked up his second foul early and, for the third game in a row, Calipari reinserted him into the lineup with those two fouls.

 

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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On February 21, 1970, No. 2 Kentucky defeated LSU, 121-105.  Dan Issel scored 51 points, Mike Pratt 27 and Tom Parker 18 as UK outgunned LSU star “Pistol Pete” Maravich’s 64-point performance before 9,000 fans in the John Parker Memorial Coliseum.  This was the ultimate shootout between all-time SEC greats Maravich and Issel.

 

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