Gillispie, Liggins move forward after Vegas incident

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie says he's
not mad at freshman point guard DeAndre Liggins anymore.
Gillispie said he's moved on from an incident last Friday when
Liggins refused to enter the game in the second half of a win over
Kansas State in Las Vegas.
The coach said Liggins' refusal to enter the game was a matter
of not having played enough in front of friends and family who were
in attendance. Liggins came out the next night in the championship
game win against West Virginia, tallying four points, three assists
and two rebounds in 27 minutes of playing time as the Wildcats won
54-43.
Gillispie said Liggins' point guard play in the West Virginia
game was critical in adding a major presence on both offense and
defense. The coach called Liggins' decision to play Saturday after
refusing to play Friday courageous in the fact that he admitted he
made a mistake.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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