There were spectacular plays by both teams, the kind of standout, shout-out-loud plays that make highlight reels and lasting memories. But the one John Calipari wanted to talk about first after his Kentucky team battled past Missouri 90-83 in a Rupp Arena overtime thriller late Saturday night was of the quiet variety.
“There was a play where Ryan (Harrow) let a guy turn down a pick-and-roll and I said, Ryan!'” Calipari said. “Julius (Mays) looks at me (raises his hand and says), ‘I got it.'”
Mays would coach his own teammate. Calipari could quiet down. It’s the sort of thing the coach has been looking for from these Wildcats (19-8, 10-4 Southeastern Conference) all season.