Jerry Tipton

Somber Cal begins news conference with call to pray for victims in Paris

Jerry Tipton

A subdued John Calipari opened his post-game news conference Friday night by calling for everyone to think of the victims of the terrorism in Paris earlier in the day.

“Let me just start by saying I was watching this stuff in Paris and couldn’t get my mind on the game,” Calipari said after Kentucky beat Albany. “And because you sitting there and thinking what it was, why it was, just don’t understand.

“And then you have people, innocent people, knowing that ‘I’m going to die,’ I mean, now they say there’s 160 people (who died). . . .

“So I think we all tonight say a prayer for all those families and those innocent people. I just don’t get it.”