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Before his team improved to 24-0 with a 71-69 nail-biter of a win over LSU Tuesday night, Kentucky coach John Calipari said he told his team, “I hope they beat us.”
As Calipari was shown on ESPN criticizing Karl-Anthony Towns for a technical foul, Towns photo-bombed his coach.
The 7-foot Towns picked up the technical for hanging on the rim following a missed dunk on a play that would have put Kentucky ahead by 10 points midway through the second half. Calipari wasn’t feeling that.
“We utilize our small lineup as frequently as possible, but have the flexibility to go bigger with one of the nation’s leading shot-blockers in the country in Chris Obekpa,” Red Storm coach Steve Lavin said Monday on a conference call. “Chris will continue to be an integral part of what we do this year. There are several options we can choose from with our personnel to make adjustments and play different styles. Overall, we were pleased with the chemistry of the lineups we put on the floor against Creighton.”