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Kentucky drops to 1-3 for first time under Calipari

John Calipari
Posted at 6:58 PM, Dec 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-06 23:46:30-05

ATLANTA, Ga. (LEX 18) — the Kentucky men's basketball team is on a three-game losing streak after falling to Georgia Tech 79-62.

This is the first 1-3 start under head coach John Calipari, and his first 1-3 start since his first season at Memphis in 2000.

The offense once again was out of sync, turning the ball over 21 more times that led to 30 points for the Yellow Jackets, a team that lost to Georgia State and Mercer might I add.

The assist-to-turnover ratio was again below the standards of winning a basketball game. Just 16 assists compared to those 21 turnovers I mentioned.

What a turn around from the season opener against Morehead St. on November 25 when a lot of people were thinking this could be one of Cal's better teams he's had at Kentucky. Life comes at you fast.

Calipari has mentioned several times to be mad at him for the schedule he set up for this inexperienced group. Falling to Richmond and Kansas is one thing, but falling to a Georgia Tech team that, as I mentioned, lost to GEORGIA STATE and MERCER is mind boggling and probably shouldn't have happened.

There are a lot of questions that need to get answered and the road doesn't get any easier. Kentucky will host Notre Dame on December 12, and believe me, any team coached by Mike Brey will compete. Trust me, I used to cover them for four years.

After that, they'll host Brad Calipari and Detroit Mercy (should be a win?) and close out the 2020 calendar year with games against UCLA, Louisville and South Carolina.

If there was one thing to be positive about in Sunday's performance, Terrence Clarke finished with a game-high 21 points on 9-14 shooting (3-4 from 3pt), but he did have a team-high 4 turnovers. That's about it.

Brandon Boston Jr. added 11 points, Isaiah Jackson finished with 9 points and 12 rebounds, Davion Mintz had 7 points and 6 assists.

Georgia Tech had four players score in double-figures, with Moses Wright wreaking havoc down low throughout the majority of the game. He had 21 points, 8, rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 steals.