His team mired in a cold streak from outside, John Calipari asked a rhetorical question about what UK would do to its opponents if the Wildcats hit their 3s.
Anyone who didn’t know the answer found out Saturday.
The Cats came out firing against UCLA, building a 16-0 lead and hitting two 3s before the second platoon even checked in. Once it did, Devin Booker hit two more 3s in a personal eight-point barrage that gave UK an insurmountable 24-0 lead.
From there, UK had to find a new opponent.
“We have to keep playing against (ourselves),” Booker said. “Coach always stresses to us that we’re not playing against the other team, we’re against ourselves.”