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.