John Calipari after Kentucky's 1-6 start: 'This was the stupidest schedule I've ever put together'
The Kentucky Wildcats fell to 1-6 with a disappointing 62-59 loss at rival Louisville on Saturday afternoon.
It is a historically awful start for the Wildcats, but not all the 6 losses have been bad. No, this isn’t an elite Kentucky team thus far, but it has played some top teams.
The Wildcats’ 6 losses have come against Kansas, Richmond, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, North Carolina and Louisville. The only really “bad” loss in there was against Georgia Tech.
But, after Saturday’s loss, coach John Calipari put the blame on his shoulders, saying he should have scheduled a few easier games to give the Wildcats a chance to build confidence by winning:
John Calipari: "You gotta play games you can win to build confidence. And this was the stupidest schedule I've ever put together."
— Ben Roberts (@BenRobertsHL) December 26, 2020
John Calipari: “This was the stupidest schedule I’ve ever put together. I’d like to smack myself in the mouth.”
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) December 26, 2020
But, Cal added that there’s still plenty to play for, as the Wildcats haven’t even started SEC play yet:
Calipari said he doesn't believe the season is over. "We haven't played a league game yet." Says the "true fans" are still cheering the team on.
— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) December 26, 2020
Kentucky is scheduled to open SEC action on Jan. 2 in Starkville against Mississippi State. Win that game, and confidence could start to build quickly.