Kentucky may have been absolutely destroyed by the ​Duke Blue Devils last night, but coach John Calipari ​had a humble message for Kentucky fans in the wake of their loss.

Being defeated is never an easy thing to accept, and to do it with humility is even more difficult. Kentucky's head coach took the blowout loss like a champ: 

​​Coach Calipari is certainly right about one thing: it's early in the ​season. The Wildcats can surely bounce back from this loss, though it has to sting quite a bit. 

Freshmen ​Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett put on an absolute clinic against the Wildcats, collectively dropping 61 points on them. Is Duke really that good? Or was Kentucky just unprepared? 

Calipari believes that the team will be humbled by the loss. Hopefully, it can light a fire under them and help them make some quick improvements. 

We're excited to see how these teams develop as the season moves forward. Was last night just a common blowout, or does it point to some larger issues for Kentucky? ​​We'll just have to wait and see how Calipari and the Wildcats respond from here.