Kentucky may be the last unbeaten team in America, but it’s certainly not the most satisfied.
UK head coach John Calipari has said throughout the season that he wants his team to be world class and to take on the mentality of a world-class team – few errors, including none unforced, enjoy playing, compete against yourself. Similarly, he’s also said he wants each guy on his team to be the best version of himself.
In defeating Alabama 70-55 Saturday night at Rupp Arena, No. 1 Kentucky (21-0, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) showed glimpses of each, but insisted afterward that there’s still room for improvement.
“You look at the stats, we shoot 50-some percent, had five turnovers, and there was, we were just a little bit off,” Coach Cal said. “Now think about what I’m saying. … I may be wanting these guys to be perfect on every possession, but you know what? I just think we have to keep that standard high of what we’ll accept and what we’re not accepting.”