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John Calipari Has Message For Fans After Devastating Loss

Kentucky head coach John Calipari speaks to the media.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - MARCH 28: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats speaks with the media at a press conference during a practice session ahead of the 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at Sprint Center on March 28, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

Kentucky was supposed to be a legitimate contender in this year's NCAA tournament. Instead, it found itself on the wrong side of a monumental upset.

On Thursday night, No. 2 seed Kentucky fell short to No. 15 seed Saint Peter's in overtime.

Following the disappointing loss, Kentucky head coach John Calipari had a message for the fan base.

"I'm disappointed for our fans," Calipari said. "They were shell-shocked like we were. We've got the greatest fans - we hate letting them down. I do as a coach, and I know these players do. This was really disappointing. Devastating."

Oscar Tshiebwe had yet another strong performance, finishing Thursday's game with 30 points and 16 rebounds.

Unfortunately for Kentucky, Tyty Washington, Kellan Grady and Keion Brooks really struggled against Saint Peter's.

As for Saint Peter's, its squad didn't crack under pressure. While the Wildcats missed crucial attempts at the free-throw line in overtime, the Peacocks took care of business.

Saint Peter's will face Murray State on Saturday night for a spot in the Sweet 16.