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Thursday, July 9, 2020

John Calipari issues statement after Kentucky falls in Elite Eight

John Calipari

Kentucky coach John Calipari issued a statement Monday following the Wildcats’ 77-71 overtime loss to the Auburn Tigers.

In a pair of tweets, Calipari commented on how much the loss hurt, and how much he’d enjoyed coaching this year’s Kentucky team despite the fact that they fell short of the Final Four.

Calipari’s mea culpa is probably somewhat a response to the circumstances of the loss. Kentucky led by as much as 11 in the first half a took a five-point advantage into the locker room, meaning the loss broke a remarkable Calipari streak. Plus, a program like Kentucky expects Final Fours, and Calipari hasn’t reached one since 2015.

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