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John Calipari Continues To Make Crazy Statements About Kentucky's NCAA Tournament Path

Right after the 2018 NCAA Tournament field was announced, John Calipari started to whine. The Kentucky head coach thought the Wildcats' region was way too tough.

The UK head coach thought his team got screwed.

“Is ours like the toughest again?” Calipari asked. “Like, by far? Is anyone in here surprised? We’re not playing on Thursday, right? Because we just got done playing today.

We’re playing on Thursday? Oh, but we’re close?” (reporter says they’re in Boise). “Anchorage or Boise? It is what it is. They’re not going to make it easy for us, and they can all say, ‘This is all by the numbers and all that.’ OK.”

Fast forward a week and a half, and Kentucky's NCAA Tournament path looks ridiculously easy.

Kentucky beat two double-digit seeds to advance to the Sweet 16. Thursday night, they'll take on No. 9 seed Kansas State. If UK wins that game, they'll take on the winner of No. 7 Nevada vs. No. 11 Loyola-Chicago.

It doesn't seem so tough now, does it?

Well, according to Coach Cal, this "easy path" is now some media-driven agenda.

He also says seeds don't matter now, a week after complaining about his seed.

Calipari knows what he's doing, of course. The only thing he cares about is making sure his team is ready to play come Thursday night and he doesn't want them to get distracted.

Still, a couple of these statements are a bit much.