LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It came down to making a play in the closing seconds of Saturday's game with LSU. John Calipari chose to let his team make it, there was no calling timeout.
"The guys that have watched me coach know that I don't call timeouts in those situations." said Calipari. After Andre Stringer scored to give LSU a 76-75 lead, Kentucky broke down court and Julius Randle followed the miss of a driving James Young to give UK a 77-76 victory. "Fifteen seconds to go, I'm not going to call a timeout. Especially when he doesn't have a timeout."
"I've gotten ridiculed for that, but I just think let these guys make a play." said Calipari. "We had timeouts late, they didn't have any. I wasn't going to stop that clock and give them a chance to interject coaching. I just said, let us play, our kids are ready for this and they were."
Kentucky returns to action Thursday night against Arkansas in Rupp Arena. Tipoff will be at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN.