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Don’t worry Kentucky, John Calipari is going to take care of it himself (photo)

Chris Chase
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Kentucky coach John Calipari wasn't pleased with guard Doron Lamb after Louisville went on a mini 4-0 run to cut the Wildcats' lead to six late in the first half of the team's Final Four game. Lamb had just turned the ball over and the giveaway led to a Russ Smith layup.

So when the sophomore guard came to the sideline, Calipari took matters into his own hands ... literally. The coach snatched the ball out of Lamb's hands while scolding him with a raised index finger.

Despite our highest of hopes, Calipari didn't sub himself in for Lamb when the timeout ended. That seems like a cop-out. If you're going to take away the rock and yell at your guard, at least try to show him how it should be done.

"We just gave up eight offensive rebounds, that's what's killing us," Calipari told Tracy Wolfson at halftime with his team holding a 35-28 lead. "You know, you get a chance the way we've played to put a team away and we didn't."

That becomes significantly more difficult when you take the ball from your players, Coach Cal.

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