Kentucky coach John Calipari says he can't
figure out if his team is really good on offense or just really bad
on defense. He hopes to get an answer on Monday night when the
Wildcats host Campbellsville in an exhibition at Rupp Arena.
Calipari said the team isn't anywhere near where it needs to be
on defense, citing a lack of maturity and discipline. While he
believes the Wildcats can get by for now playing about 17 minutes
of defense a night, he said they must become "vicious" on the
defensive end if they want to contend for a national title.
Kentucky will play without freshman point guard John Wall, who
was ordered to sit out two games after accepting improper benefits
from his former AAU coach, who was also a licensed agent for a
period during Wall's high school career. Today Calipari said
he had moved on from the situation. He said he did not decide
which two games Wall will miss. Wall will also sit out the season
opener against Morehead State.