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“I said this after the game to the TV, this is the most overanalyzed team I've ever seen in the history of the game, at any level, in any sport,” Calipari said. “There is a weekly update on what we are and what we're not. Then they go to Synergy, and take out every play to show where we've … I've never seen it. Our losses are worse than every other loss in the country. We lose, you're not in the top 25.”
|Maybe, just maybe, John Calipari was talking to his team in his postgame rant after the Ole Miss win.|
“We don't just play college basketball. We are college basketball.”
“They can deal with all the crap,” Calipari said. “They've dealt with it here. … Sure [the media attention affects their performance]. They're 18 and 19 years old. This is the youngest team in the country to play at this level maybe ever. Yeah, it affects them. I tried to tell them. I said, 'You know, you think it's opinion. Most cases it's the hope of the writer. It's not their opinion. It's their hope. Don't deal with it. You can't let it affect you.’"
“We don’t move the needle. We are the needle!”