John Calipari shared a message with Kentucky followers on Saturday, two days after his crew’s sudden and disappointing loss within the NCAA Match.

Calipari’s Wildcats misplaced 85-79 in time beyond regulation to Saint Peter’s within the first spherical of the NCAA Match on Thursday. Kentucky entered as a No. 2 seed and almost a 20-point favourite towards the Peacocks. However the sport was shut all all through, remaining as principally a 1 or 2-possession contest earlier than going to OT, the place Saint Peter’s pulled forward.

Properly conscious of the frustration surrounding the upset loss, Calipari addressed Huge Blue Nation.

“I really feel for our crew, our followers and our workers. This crew deserved one thing good to occur due to how they labored and what nice teammates they turned. Our followers deserved it too. You stayed with us when Covid shut down the event two years in the past, and all of us wished to see that crew make a particular run. All of us went via final season, which began late and by no means actually obtained going, and was disappointing to all concerned,” Calipari wrote.

“We have been all prepared for this yr. This crew didn’t disappoint and I stay proud and fond of every of those gamers. Please steer your disappointment and anger towards me. These youngsters did this for the entire BBN and I want I might have dragged them over the end line.

“My focus is on these youngsters and recruiting so we proceed being a program that has an opportunity to do one thing particular EVERY YEAR. The tradition we’ve constructed on this program expects that and calls for it.

“I like and recognize our followers!!”

The word was very a lot referred to as for. Kentucky has among the most passionate followers in school basketball. The Wildcats went 9-16 final season, by far the worst season ever beneath Calipari. They carried out nicely within the common season this yr, however went down towards Saint Peter’s. Wildcats followers are extraordinarily invested in this system and wish higher outcomes.

By 24H

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