Turning point? John Calipari says UK's win over Auburn could unleash historic finish to season
Kentucky picked up a satisfying victory on Saturday with an 82-80 win over Auburn in Rupp Arena as the Wildcats poured on an offensive display not seen much this season.
After the game, coach John Calipari doubled down on the potential for his team despite the season which has resulted in a 6-13 record to date, including 5-7 in the SEC.
“We can do whatever we want to do,” Calipari told the media. “We’re good enough to play with anyone in the league, and we’re good enough to get beat by anybody in the league. … This team is fighting for the university, for the state, for the athletics department. They haven’t given up one bit, and neither has this staff.”
It was a historic offensive showing. This was the first time that UK made at least 10 3-pointers in consecutive games since February 6th through 20th, 2016, when they made at least 10 3-pointers in 5 consecutive games, per Corey Price. They finished 11-for-24 from 3-point range.
As defiant as ever, Calipari said he believes there is plenty of potential yet to accomplish for this team.
“I want this team to finish and be something people talk about for the next 20 years,” he said.
The Cats were led by Isaiah Jackson, who had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Brandon Boston, Jr., who added 17 points and Keion Brooks Jr., who had 12 points off the bench.