Calipari channels his inner Yoda

John Calipari - photo by Tammie Brown |
John Calipari – photo by Tammie Brown |

The common belief that it’s OK to fail as long as you try your best doesn’t apply to ’s basketball team.  Following a closer-than expected, rough-and-tumble game with on Wednesday, Coach Cal used his inner-Yoda — “do or do not, there is not try” — and said his team has become content with effort rather than results.

“We’re in the mode where we think it’s OK to try,” Calipari said. “What about (the other team)? ‘They tried harder.’ ‘I know he tried harder than me, but I did try.’ That ain’t getting it. That’s what happens when you get a bunch of young guys.”

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