John Calipari went against the grain at end of Michigan game

John Calipari - photo by Bo Morris for WildcatWorld.com
John Calipari – photo by Bo Morris for WildcatWorld.com

There are two in-game situations that will almost always divide and coaches alike.

One is the debate over whether to call a timeout when you have the ball to win the game. The other is whether to foul when your team is up three to prevent a game-tying 3-pointer.

Coach Cal found himself in both those situations against Michigan.

First was when the Wolverines tied the game with 27 seconds to go and the Cats got the ball with a chance to win on the final possession. Under normal circumstances, Calipari would have let his guys play so the other team couldn’t set up defensively, but like he did against in the Southeastern Conference Tournament, he called timeout.

Calipari said after that game that he wanted to kick himself for calling timeout, but not this time around.

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