Cats disappointed by effort, not result in loss at Notre Dame

Julius Mays - photo by Matt McCarty |
Julius Mays – photo by Matt McCarty |

Heading into Kentucky’s first road game of the 2012-13 season, unknowns were inevitable.  didn’t know how his three freshman starters would react in a hostile road atmosphere at Notre Dame. In fact, he had accepted the Wildcats wouldn’t be playing their best game of the young season in such an unfamiliar setting, and that might just end in defeat.

Coach Cal had certainly not accepted the Cats would be beaten in terms of effort though.

“I kind of expected that we wouldn’t play,” Calipari said. “This is the first time out of the gate. What I’m disappointed with is we didn’t compete. They beat us to balls, they beat us around the basket. We just didn’t compete.”

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