Seemingly, there was reason to worry.
The Wildcats, at that point, hadn’t made a field goal in nearly eight minutes. With the shot clock running down, one of UK’s assistants shouted for John Calipari to use a timeout and set up a play. For a moment, Coach Cal was going to follow the advice.
Until he saw the ball go to Julius Randle and his concern melted away.
“It was six seconds (left on the shot clock) and I looked up and he caught the ball and my mind quickly said, ‘He’s either getting fouled or he’ll make this,’ ” Calipari said. “And that’s how much confidence I have (in him).”