He needed to figure out his team and the loss has allowed him to zero in on some issues.
He said the issues are:
Alex Poythress has to be a strong man inside.
Kyle Wiltjer needs more touches and shots.
Archie Goodwin has to play under control if he’s going to be a point.
Kentucky’s coaching staff wants the Wildcats to add more wrinkles, but Calipari would much rather focus on strengthening what they do well.
Calipari added that he had immense respect for this Duke team and said the Blue Devils are much better than he thought.
As for his comment to me at halftime about Duke flopping, Calipari once again said he was joking. Of course, anything he says at this point goes viral.