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#pounditSaturday, October 31, 2020

John Calipari disappointed with his coaching this season

John Calipari

The Kentucky Wildcats are 8-3 after losing their last two games, and John Calipari is placing as much blame on himself as anyone else.

Calipari spoke with the media ahead of Saturday’s big game against Louisville. He said going into the game that he’s been disappointed with his coaching, coming off the losses to Utah and Ohio State.

“As I look on where we are, I’m not really happy with me,” Calipari said Friday, via WDRB’s Eric Crawford. “Like, I haven’t figured this out, so if I’m a little bit still like, ‘OK, which way is this?’ They’re going to be that way too. . . . I keep saying, the upside of this team is tremendous. But they’re not there, which means that I must be doing a crap job not getting them to play better. We’re trying to work some of it through practice, but I’ll be honest with you, demonstrated performance is the only way to do some of this. They have to get on the court and do it.”

Calipari said he wants to improve spacing for three-pointers and get the ball inside more.

The Wildcats are led by Ashton Hagans’ 13.9 points and Tyrese Maxey’s 13.1 points per game this season. Louisville will represent the highest-ranked opponent Kentucky has faced since its opening win against Michigan State.

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