There are a lot of traditions with the NCAA Tournament. One of them is John Calipari complaining about Kentucky’s draw.
The Wildcats’ head coach does it basically every year. And he’s done it again.
Coach Cal believes Kentucky, which got a No. 5 seed in the loaded South Region, thinks the selection committee “screwed” his team.
“I was just in the car and someone called me and said ‘You’re on murderer’s row again. They absolutely threw the hatchet at you,'” he said, via SEC Country.
Calipari also took some shots at Kentucky’s NCAA Tournament site. The Wildcats go to Boise, Idaho.
“I had to ask my guys, ‘How many of you know what state Boise is in?'” Calipari told ESPN. He also estimated it would take 6 hours to fly there (in reality it’s a less than four-hour flight).
ESPN proceeded to roast Calipari later in their bracketology show while interviewing Gonzaga’s Mark Few:
ESPN studio host Rece Davis: “We were telling Calipari earlier it’s much easier to get to Boise than he seemed to realize.”
Few: “I don’t think Cal knows there’s anything this side of the Mississippi quite frankly, I mean … (laughs)”
Davis: “He was completely unaware. He was exaggerating the flight time. The whole thing.”
Kentucky is set to play No. 12 seed Davidson in the first round. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. E.T. on Thursday.