Attention turns to Louisville with Marshall out of the way

Kentucky head coach John Calipari reacts during the first half of an NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball tournament game against Louisville Saturday, March 31, 2012, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
John Calipari – (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

As praised his team for its improvements Saturday, he said the game was just what the doctor ordered.  The Thundering Herd presented the Cats with a big, physical team they had not seen in some time. They had great size at every position and players that could match up physically with ’s talent.

It was the perfect tune-up for ’s next opponent, archrival Louisville, right? You know, that team an hour down the road that carries a No. 5/4 national ranking.

“Who are we playing next week?” Calipari said, his sarcasm as obvious as the importance as the strides his team made Saturday. “We’re playing Louisville? Whoa, that’s going to be a hard game.”

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