March Madness 2019: Kentucky’s John Calipari breaks out unusual pose to protest referee’s call | NCAA Basketball

John Calipari had a tough day on Saturday.

Not solely did his Kentucky Wildcats blow a seven-point lead within the closing 2:56 in opposition to Tennessee within the SEC semifinals, however the coach had some relatively fascinating interactions with the officers. 

Lower than 5 minutes into the sport, Wildcats stars PJ Washington and Reid Travis every picked up early fouls, prompting a back-and-forth between Calipari and official Doug Present.

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A minute later, Washington was handed a Flagrant 1 foul. Issues between Calipari and Present solely escalated as The Athletic’s Kyle Tucker reported the Kentucky coach went “BERSERK” and apparently screamed, “If you wish to throw me out, throw me out!”

A vocal Calipari is nothing new, however when Travis was tied up with over 9 minutes left within the first half and UK main 20-16, and a held ball was referred to as as an alternative of what Cal thought was a foul, he broke out a relatively unusual yoga place in protest.

Calipari acquired a bench warning. Tennessee in the end earned an 82-78 win and secured a date with Auburn within the SEC closing, spoiling the Wildcats’ probabilities of a high NCAA Event seed.

Not an ideal day for Wildcats followers, however no less than they know Calipari is not too previous to nonetheless get limber.


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