College basketball fans continue to be some of the rowdiest in all of sports.
As time dwindled down to just about two minutes on Saturday night,
After the game, Calipari addressed the situation stating, “They’re not overrated, they’re probably underrated.”
This might be the first time that I've actually kinda liked John Calipari for some of the things he did and said tonight. Can definitely respect that.— Total Vols Move (@TotalVolsMove) February 17, 2019
Of course, Coach Cal did what he needed to do considering his reputation and for the sake of sportsmanship. Plus, the more hype surrounding Tennessee, the more clout Kentucky receives for beating them in total domination as they did, 86-69.
Calipari was also trying to look out for the sake of his own team, considering they have to travel on the road to Knoxville in two weeks for a rematch. His Wildcats don't need to give the Vols any more reason for vengeance.
Tennessee is 15-0 at home so far this season and will definitely have a fire lit under their butts for that game.
John Calipari loudly getting after Kentucky’s student section for their “overrated” chant at Tennessee.— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) February 17, 2019
The Cats go back to Knoxville in a few weeks. Cal knows that.
But, Kentucky fans were right. Tennessee is overrated and should not have been No. 1 in the first place. They didn't play as difficult of a schedule, especially compared to Kentucky who had to play North Carolina, Mississippi State (twice), Auburn, Kansas and then LSU (a game they should have won anyway).
I understand that coach Rick Barnes' Volunteers had an extremely impressive record and have great players in Grant Williams and Admiral Scofield.