John Calipari would have you believe “everybody” is against his Kentucky Wildcats basketball team. He said as much the day before the Wildcats took on Mississippi State.
After No. 18 UK’s 69-59 win against the Bulldogs Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum, it was hard to tell even how Calipari felt about his Cats.
On the one hand, Calipari seemed content to escape The Hump with a win — “I told the team, ‘Be happy. You (won) on the road,'” Calipari said — but there were times, both on the court and in his postgame news conference, when the Kentucky coach seemed perturbed by the same old issues.
Calipari singled out Jon Hood, Jarrod Polson and Dakari Johnson for playing hard, but lamented that Andrew Harrison Aaron Harrison, James Young, Julius Randle and Alex Poythress didn’t.