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Kentucky-Florida Postgame Quotes

Kentucky-Florida Postgame Quotes

2024 Florida Basketball Quotes
John Calipari, Kentucky Head Coach
Postgame Media Availability – January 6, 2024

On what changed in the second half…
“We gave them two breakaway layups because we just threw it away and they banked two threes. We gave them so many open threes and they’re going to make them. So our thing in the second half was, we aren’t doing that. That’s not who we are. And the guys locked down defensively and played. I thought DJ Wagner was good. He had one turnover. At halftime I told the guys, ‘We’re down four baskets and we played that way, and we gave this and we gave that but we’re fine.’ But as we were playing the second half I just said ‘Guys just so you know, Tre and DJ will only sub when they feel like coming out.’ Then Tre cramped up and couldn’t stay anymore. And then Robert played awful, but I told him ‘I believe in you, just make easy plays. Quit trying to make the hardest play possible.’”

On what Florida does well and how they countered…
“And they’re good, let me just say. I watched all the tape. They can really shoot, they play as fast as we play, if not faster. In the first half they beat us up the court. We never got matched down, in the second half we did. They rebound. They get 16 offensive rebounds a game, today they got 11.”

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