Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Calipari has tool to reach Wildcats

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Freshman Anthony Davis wished he had another game to play as soon as Indiana had knocked Kentucky from the ranks of the unbeaten in a 73-72 thriller last Saturday.

"Any time you lose, you just want to go out there and play again just to get that win," Davis said. "Unfortunately … we had the whole week off, so we had lots of practice."

Kentucky (8-1) had problems with perimeter defense, turnovers and free-throw shooting against Indiana and got only four points from star Terrence Jones. The Wildcats missed two free throws late and failed to run the correct defensive scheme in the closing seconds. Still, Kentucky led with 5.6 seconds left before Christian Watford's winning 3-pointer.

Kentucky coach John Calipari said each time he thinks his message isn't getting through, he recalls his instructions to his players from the final timeout against Indiana. "I stop practice, and I say, '5.6 seconds left and there's a timeout. We're going to pick up three-quarter court, and when they get near half court, we're going to foul. Do you hear me?' " Calipari said.

The No. 3 Wildcats will see how much improvement has been made today against Chattanooga. Kentucky then plays Samford on Tuesday and Loyola (Md.) on Thursday.


No. 7 Miami 103, La.-Monroe 39: Shenise Johnson, Riquna Williams and Krystal Saunders each scored 16 as the Hurricanes (9-1) opened with a 22-0 run and posted their 30th consecutive home win. "The upperclassmen did a fantastic job of taking care of the game early," Miami coach Katie Meier said.

No. 23 DePaul 73, Arizona St. 55: Freshman Brittany Hrynko scored a career-high 25 for the host Blue Demons (10-2).

Calipari has tool to reach Wildcats 12/16/11 [Last modified: Friday, December 16, 2011 11:59pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Cue the Scott Frost to Nebraska speculation


    Nebraska shook up the college sports world Thursday afternoon when it fired athletic director Shawn Eichorst.

    And that should scare UCF fans.

  2. USF defense feeds on Temple offense to take NCAA interceptions lead


    TAMPA — Backed up in his end zone, Temple quarterback Logan Marchi scrambled, trying to elude a USF defensive end coming straight for him. Until then, Marchi hadn't had much luck hitting his receivers.

    South Florida Bulls safety Devin Abraham (20) sacks Temple Owls quarterback Logan Marchi (12) during the first half at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Thursday, September 21, 2017.
  3. No. 21 USF Bulls roll over Temple to stay undefeated


    TAMPA — They emerged from Raymond James Stadium's southwest tunnel on the 11-month anniversary of their public humiliation at Temple.

    Bulls tailback Darius Tice, who rushes for 117 yards, is elated by his 47-yard run for a touchdown in the second quarter for a 10-0 lead.
  4. Fennelly: USF thrashes Temple to stay unbeaten; too bad not many saw it in person



    No. 21 USF ran its record to 4-0 Thursday night with some payback against Temple, a 43-7 trouncing, no contest, as if anyone cares, at least judging by the paltry crowd at Raymond James Stadium. Where was everybody?

    Bulls cornerback Deatrick Nichols (3) celebrates with teammates after making a defensive play during the first half.
  5. Former Ray Tim Beckham's over being traded, or is he?

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — As the Rays reunited Thursday with Tim Beckham for the first time since he was dealt July 31 to Baltimore, it became very clear that not everything in assessing the trade is as it appears.

    Tim Beckham, here in action Monday against the Red Sox, has hit .310, with 10 homers and 26 RBIs since going to the Orioles.