Jerry Tipton

Murray: Cal’s message about turnovers delivered and understood

Jerry Tipton

Kentucky Coach John Calipari marveled at how his team had more turnovers (20) than Albany (15) when UK pressed much of the game Friday.

Calipari singled out the five turnovers each committed by Tyler Ulis and Jamal Murray as particularly in need of correction.

When asked if Calipari would call for a reduction in turnovers, Murray said, “He already has. I have, too.”

What did Calipari say about the turnovers?

“Just to value possessions and take care of the ball,” Murray said. “And know that we have to use every possession to our advantage.”

Cal used the word “casual” in talking about Murray’s turnovers.

“I get what he’s saying: ‘Let’s take care of the ball more and realize how important the possession is,’ ” Murray said. “That’s something I didn’t do today, and I’ll make an adjustment tomorrow.”

Kentucky plays New Jersey Institute of Technology on Saturday night.