Kentucky coach John Calipari has said multiple times this season that his team isn’t the same as last year’s. That’s becoming crystal clear as the season progresses.
The ninth-ranked Wildcats lost to LSU by 18 points Tuesday night, leaving them with their third defeat of the season 14 games in. It’s time to regroup.
Here are two things to know:
- Kentucky was able to contain Ben Simmons, but LSU never let up in its 85-67 win against the Wildcats.
- John Calipari addressed the media after the loss, calling for more from some of his key contributors.
Other Kentucky news from around the Internet
- Simmons had all the help he needed against Kentucky, ESPN’s Eamonn Brennan wrote.
- Check out the Louisville-Courier Journal’s Kyle Tucker’s immediate thoughts on the loss.
- Here is the press conference on video, from Tucker.
- The Lexington Herald-Leader’s John Clay kept a running blog of the game if you’re interested in a more detailed breakdown of what went wrong, and when.
The best stories around the SEC
- A Clemson wide receiver thinks the SEC is overrated.
- A Clemson linebacker isn’t buying that Alabama is the favorite to win the national championship.
- Auburn’s new defensive coordinator is hopeful the Tigers will be the final team he ever coaches for. He eventually wants to end his career with them.
- Clemson’s Dabo Swinney really opened up when he reflected on what Bear Bryant meant to him years ago.
- Texas A&M will need a new athletic director. Eric Hyman has stepped down.