John Calipari Says Some Kentucky Players Were Crying After Their Loss to Michigan State Last Night

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If you watched the Kentucky Wildcats play against the Michigan State Spartans last night, then you know that Kentucky is going to be a really, really good team when March rolls around. Even though they lost 78-74, Kentucky fought back from an early deficit against the more experienced Michigan State team and had the Spartans on the ropes before ultimately collapsing at the end. But they looked like a team that's destined to appear in the Final Four early next year thanks to their star forward Julius Randle, who posted 27 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.

But apparently, the fact that they looked good on Tuesday night against Michigan State wasn't any consolation for the Kentucky players. Because according to Kentucky head coach John Calipari, there were several Kentucky players crying—yes, crying!—after the loss last night.

"We had guys crying in there," Calipari said, "which is a good thing. That was Michael Kidd-Gilchrist after Indiana last year. So you had kids crying in there, and I want it to hurt like that. I knew this would get their attention in the first half."

Hmmm…You guys do realize that the Champions Classic isn't the NCAA Tournament, right?! You've got another game coming up on Sunday and then another one after that on Tuesday and…well, there are a lot of games left this season. So dry your eyes and get back to work. You aren't gonna go undefeated this season. But if last night was any indication, you are going to have one hell of a season.

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