Kentucky Wildcats go to work on defense during six-day break

Kentucky Defense - photo by Tammie Brown | East KY Media
Defense – photo by Tammie Brown | East Media

There will come a time — the Tournament, namely — when winning is John Calipari’s sole priority for the Wildcats.

It’s not March yet.

Looking to drive that message home, Coach Cal asked his freshmen-laden team what having on the floor meant.

“They said winning,” Calipari said. “I said, ‘No, not necessarily.’ ”

He used that as an opportunity to educate the Wildcats.

“It’s coming out and having an unbelievable effort by everyone that’s on that floor and who comes in the game and forcing your will on the other team, doing it together and talking and having doing it,” Calipari said. “That’s fun.”

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