SEC coach reportedly says game scheduled for next week already called off
Kentucky coach John Calipari hinted at the possibility shortly after the Wildcats’ win over Tennessee on Saturday. But not long after that, Calipari said on ESPN Radio that the UK game against Texas A&M, scheduled for Tuesday in Lexington, is called off.
The news stalls UK’s momentum developed from a three-game winning streak. Postponing that game would mean that the Aggies would have a seventh game called off as five delays came because of positive COVID-19 test results, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the program.
John Calipari just told me and @MedcalfByESPN on ESPN Radio that the UK-Texas A&M game on Tuesday has been cancelled
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) February 20, 2021
The Cats need as many wins as they can get down the stretch, especially in the SEC Tournament, as they sit at 8-13 on the season, with three games remaining in the regular season, pending schedule changes. Calipari mentioned the possibility of “a couple games” being added the final week of the season. There is a potential of a healthy winning streak before making a run in Nashville.
“They’re in a pretty good position, but now, you’ve got to finish,” Calipari said during his postgame radio show, per Kentucky Sports Radio. “You’ve got to play the next game, and you’ve got to play well or you get beat.”