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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]
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