John Calipari got his SEC Tournament wish

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari tells the media what he thanked his team for after UK defeated Florida 66-57 on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Rupp Arena in Lexington. The Wildcats next play in the SEC Tournament in Nashville.
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Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari tells the media what he thanked his team for after UK defeated Florida 66-57 on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Rupp Arena in Lexington. The Wildcats next play in the SEC Tournament in Nashville.

John Clay is a sports columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. A native of Central Kentucky, he covered UK football from 1987 until being named sports columnist in 2000. He has covered 20 Final Fours and 37 consecutive Kentucky Derbys.