John Calipari recaps Kentucky’s loss versus Tennessee

No. 5 Tennessee (16-5, 6-2 SEC) defeated No. 8 Kentucky (15-6, 5-4 SEC), 103-92, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday.

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The Vols never trailed in the matchup.

Following the contest, Kentucky head coach John Calipari recapped the Wildcats’ performance.

“We had a chance,” Calipari said. “I watched a lot of tape, and I have to give Tennessee credit. They played and made shots, and did stuff. When you look, and you say we shot what we did, and we shot from the three what we did, they had a bunch of offensive rebounds. We had 22 second chance, 22. Three plays hurt us out of bounds. Three plays, two out of bounds, and again, when you don’t have the right guy on the ball, that stuff happens, but the kids fought. I haven’t lost any faith. We don’t have D.J. (Wagner). Teams are playing good against us and all our goals are still there. I have a good team. We are young and still make some errors. We’ve got to get healthy.”

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