The University of Kentucky women's soccer team defeated Vanderbilt 6-1 Friday at the UK Soccer Complex in Lexington, Ky., to advance to next week's SEC Tournament in Orange Beach, Ala. Photo by Chet White
The Kentucky Wildcats will be a heavy favorite to make it 18 in a row Saturday afternoon as they return to Rupp Arena against the Ole Miss Rebels. You can see the game on WKYT beginning at 4pm.
The Cats haven't played since their win at Vanderbilt last Saturday. Coaches are hard to satisfy, but when listening to John Calipari Friday afternoon, he had nothing but glowing remarks about his team.
“I know we haven’t lost in a while but it’s not about that. It’s about getting better. I also said that one
of the things you have to do with kids like this and players like this when you’re trying to achieve
greatness and try to separate, is that they’ve got to feel comfortable letting it go, which means when
things go south, as a coach, you have to take responsibility for them. When things go good, it’s all
about how they’re playing. And, when it doesn’t go good, you know what? We didn’t have a great
week of preparation. You do whatever you can so that they’ll continue. You don’t blame a player, ‘If
he’d made a better decision then …’ No. If you want them to fly and not be afraid to make mistakes.
Not be afraid to miss a game winner. The only way you’re going to miss it is if you’re not afraid to
shoot it and every once in a while you will miss it, and that’s okay. We’re just trying to keep this ship
going in the right direction and Terrence [Jones] has been great in practice, talking and doing terrific
stuff. Doron [Lamb] was ridiculous yesterday. I don’t know if he missed a shot. I think Michael [Kidd-
Gilchrist] made 62 3s in a 5-minute drill. There was some really good stuff yesterday. That Anthony
Davis kid, he was alright too.”