Through the first six games of the season, John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats have looked every bit deserving of being the No. 1 team in the country. Not only are they undefeated, they have yet to win a game by fewer than 20 points.
You would think it was all smiles and giggling with things going this well, but not so fast. Apparently Calipari would prefer a little more intrigue and drama in some of these basketball games.
The ball coach feels as though he has been unable to get an accurate read of who is team is and what each player is capable of’ winning by an average margin of 28 points per game makes it difficult to find your clutch players.
“We need close games to see – alright, who and how do we finish a game? Calipari said during his press conference Monday, according to Kyle Boone of CBS Sports.
“Who do we finish with and how do we finish? Who can make the play? Who cannot – absolutely not – be in the game? But, until you’re in a close game you don’t know. Believe me, I don’t want these kind of scores. At times, I’d like us to shoot 32 percent and win. Like, just god awful, can’t make a shot and still win the game.”
While winning games by more than a dozen possessions is a problem most coaches would dream of, winning every game that way makes impossible to spot deficiencies on your team.
Eventually, the adversity will come, Calipari just wants his boys to be ready when it does.
The Wildcats play the Arizona State Sun Devils in their next game; the Sun Devils are 4-2 and could provide the challenge that was expected out of Michigan State earlier this season.
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