John Calipari understands no one enjoys losing, especially the Kentucky faithful. He also knows his team has not done a great job of rewarding Wildcat fans for setting an elite environment inside Rupp Arena.

Saturday marked another disappointing home game for Kentucky as the Wildcats fell behind Gonzaga early on and failed to come up with key plays late. It went down as a third straight loss at home, marking the worst home losing streak in the history of Rupp Arena.

After the game, Calipari sent recognition to fans for “what they’re doing.” He acknowledged the environment continues to be strong at home games while urging fans to stick with his team.

As for the criticism that is bound to follow this kind of stretch, Calipari said he hopes those who choose to be negative will direct it at himself and not the players:

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To this point, it looks like Calipari is getting his wish. Social media was quick to hammer his coaching and in-game decision-making as the Wildcats fell to 16-7 overall after previously sitting at 14-3 on Jan. 20.

Here’s a glimpse at how fans and media alike reacted to the latest debacle: