Cats show grit in battling past Missouri

Willie Cauley-Stein - photo by Chet White | UKAthletics.com
Willie Cauley-Stein – photo by Chet White |

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  wanted to talk about first after his team battled past 90-83 in a 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.

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