I’m disappointed in myself more than I am them, because if we’re at this point, what I saw today, I’ve done a crap job with this team.
I called (UGA coach) Mark Fox probably two weeks ago, maybe three weeks ago, and told him what a great job he was doing with his team. I told him, I said, ‘Unbelievable. Your star is being your star. Every other kid is doing what he’s supposed to. You’re defending, playing rough, grinding it out, low turnovers, all the good stuff.’Archie Goodwin (who fouled out at the end of the game with a team high 20 points) -
We’ve been through so many crowds, packed-out houses, T-shirt nights. The crowd is not a factor.There is some good stuff there if you want to go read it. There were two things I took away from it. First, Kentucky absolutely expected to come into Stegeman and face a quiet house or a pro-UK crowd. Props to everyone who came that didn't let it be that way. Second, Calipari got outcoached by Fox.
I've been pretty hard on Mark Fox, for good reason. However, he has done a great coaching job down the stretch in game planning and getting his guys to play against teams that have a lot more to play for. Great job.
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