Posted: Jan 23, 2013 5:40 PM by Alan Cutler
Updated: Jan 23, 2013 5:45 PM
If you wanted to take Tuesday night's Alabama game and cut it up to show UK's bad plays, it would be really ugly. Time after time, Archie Goodwin and Ryan Harrow took bad shots and ignored their teammates.
"I'm trying to be patient and I am," says John Calipari. "At some point you are going to buy in and at some point you will understand that you are not very good the way you are playing. Do you want to change? When you want to change, we'll be fine."
True Blue fans are tired of hearing Cal say the same thing over and over and over and over again. A coaches' best tool is a seat on the bench. If players aren't buying in, why play them? It's a thought thousands of volunteer assistant UK coaches are asking.
Cal believes his team soft.
"When I was coaching at UMass, I loved it when my team shot 34-35% and we won. They shot 36%, 15% from the three, got out rebounded by 12 rebounds. Listen folks, and won. I loved that kind of game. It's a gut game. It had nothing to do with anything else. Neither one of us played well. They gutted it."
You noticed Calipari said when he was at UMass. Common sense tells you that if Harrow and Goodwin are a combined 5 for 24, which isn't even 25%, they should not have been allowed to keep on shooting so many bad shots.
"We were just groping for anything to keep the game close," said Calipari. "I was trying anything because when you have one guard going 1 for 11 and the other guard going 2 for 12, you're like where do we go."
What True Blue fans are saying today is get Harrow and Goodwin to pass the ball more.