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Calipari dismisses conference titles

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07:03 AM ET 02.18 | Even in a loss on Saturday, John Calipari liked what he was seeing out of Kentucky, and he's not ready to change the team's goals for 2013-14. One goal likely is out the window, however, as Florida appears to be closing in on the Southeastern Conference regular-season title. That doesn't faze Calipari. "I've never been big on conference championships," he said. "Every game we play is to prepare us for March." ... On Monday, Aaron Harrison discussed the challenge of balancing individual auditions for the NBA and the team concept required for a championship run. "I think that's the biggest question for all of us," he said. "We all, all our lives, have just been worrying about ourselves. When you put that group of people all together, it's really hard. Coach said it's impossible, really."

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Alex Poythress, US Presswire Alex Poythress, US Presswire
February 18, 2014  07:27 AM ET

Coach Cal is a one and done pimp.

February 18, 2014  07:41 AM ET

Go Gators Go

Go Gators Go

Go Gators Go

<with apologies (sort of) to O-6>

February 18, 2014  07:50 AM ET

"I've never been big on conference championships," he said. "Every game we play is to prepare us for March."

Elitist spin.

February 18, 2014  07:56 AM ET

Plus it's pretty short sighted to ignore 50% of the opportunity (conference champ) to get invited to the dance.

February 18, 2014  08:12 AM ET

I don't like Calipari, but he's correct about this topic

February 18, 2014  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

"I've never been big on conference championships," he said. "Every game we play is to prepare us for March."Elitist spin.

Now that UK has little chance it does not matter.

February 18, 2014  09:06 AM ET

What do you mean "sort of"?

Go Kentucky Go

Go Kentucky Go

Go Kentucky Go

Hurt.

February 18, 2014  09:07 AM ET

I support the Gators too,

Go Gators Go

February 18, 2014  09:18 AM ET

And Cal has sure changed his tune, at the start of the year he wanted to go undefeated, now he does not care to even to win the SEC, he has lost me and my support.

February 18, 2014  09:20 AM ET

KY quad, and I am out for good---------------------

February 18, 2014  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I support the Gators too,Go Gators Go

A wise decision this season, sir. At least so far it is.

February 18, 2014  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Coach Cal is a one and done pimp.

yep, conference play is just preseason to him

February 18, 2014  12:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

And Cal has sure changed his tune, at the start of the year he wanted to go undefeated, now he does not care to even to win the SEC, he has lost me and my support.

Whaaaaat?

 
February 18, 2014  01:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Whaaaaat?

O-6 has flipped to da Gatah.



<in best Yoda voice>


Wise, he is.

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