Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari jabs at Auburn basketball fans

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari had some interesting comments on his Monday radio show about the atmosphere at Auburn Arena during Saturday’s 80-71 win by the Tigers.

Who Calipari was responding to when he insinuated that Auburn somehow didn’t believe Saturday’s matchup was a big game is unclear. The Tigers beat the 12th-ranked Wildcats to earn the No. 1 ranking in the AP and coaches polls for the first time in program history. The atmosphere reflected the stakes — prized opponent, No. 1 ranking in the balance, SEC regular season implications — regardless of the opposing school’s na

Sitll, Calipari remarked that he saw Auburn students “charge the court, shirts off, and it’s not a big game? OK.”

“I hate to see them when they play in a big game,” Calipari deadpanned. “Take your shorts off, maybe? I don’t know. And I’m not being disrespectful. Isn’t that everybody who plays us? It’s everybody who plays us. We’re in that environment every time we play.”

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