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John Calipari Getting Criticized For End-Of-Game Decisions

Coach Cal yelling from the Kentucky sidline.

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 25: John Calipari the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats gives instructions to his team during the game against the Tennessee- Martin Skyhawks at Rupp Arena on November 25, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kentucky is out of the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Shockingly.

The Wildcats entered the South Regional as the clear favorite to get to the Final Four. UK was the highest seed remaining by a good amount.

Kentucky fell tonight, though. The Wildcats were topped by Kansas State.

UK fell, in part, due to an inability to make free throws. This is something that has plagued Coach Cal teams before, most notably in a national title game loss to Kansas years back.

The end-of-game decisions were questionable tonight, too, though.

Specifically, Calipari opted to not call a timeout with his team down 2 and less than 20 seconds to play. Kentucky did not get a good shot off.

It was a questionable decision, but not calling a timeout is something Calipari has done before. He likes to let his players play without letting the defense set. Still, he's not going to escape criticism tonight.

Kansas State moves onto the Elite Eight, where it'll face Loyola.

The game will take place Saturday night.