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Coach Cal Admits He Made A Mistake At End Of Kentucky-Kansas State

Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats looks on in the post game press conference after being defeated by the Wisconsin Badgers.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 04: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats looks on in the post game press conference after being defeated by the Wisconsin Badgers during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wisconsin defeated Kentucky 71-64. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

John Calipari admitted after Kentucky's loss to Kansas State in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night that he made a mistake at the end of the contest.

UK was trailing KSU by 2 points with less than 20 seconds left. Coach Cal's team had the ball.

Instead of calling a timeout to draw up a play, Calipari let his players play. What resulted what a contested outside shot that came up way short.

Kansas State got the rebound, made 1 of 2 free throws, and Kentucky failed to make a game-tying 3.

KSU is on to the Elite Eight. Kentucky is going home.

Calipari admitted after the game that he should've called a timeout.

"I’m proud of my team. Had our chance to win. Didn’t play particularly well but still had a chance to win. I should have called a timeout," he said.

He expanded on that in his radio interview, saying he thought he had drawn up a good game plan, but ultimately should've gone with the timeout.

“I should’ve called a timeout with 19 seconds left, but I felt like I had drawn up a good game plan,” he said.

Kansas State will play Loyola-Chicago in the Elite Eight on Saturday night.