For the 10th time in the history of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, a 15 seed knocked off a No. 2 seed on Thursday night when Saint Peter's bounced Kentucky out of the Big Dance. John Calipari can't stop thinking about the loss.
Coach Cal has sent another apology to Big Blue Nation following his team's early exit from the 2022 NCAA Tournament.
"To the BBN: I feel for our team, our fans and our staff. This team deserved something good to happen because of how they worked and what great teammates they became. Our fans deserved it too.
"... My focus is on these kids and recruiting so we continue being a program that has a chance to do something special EVERY YEAR. The culture we've built in this program expects that and demands it. I love and appreciate our fans!!"
You can find Calipari's full apology below.
This is now the second time John Calipari has apologized to Kentucky fans. He had a message for them directly after losing to Saint Peter's.
Kentucky was a trendy pick to reach the Final Four this season. The Wildcats went 26-9 this season and had all the makings of a champion. Saint Peter's had other plans in mind.
The Peacocks weren't ever afraid of No. 2 Kentucky. They simply failed to go away and outscored the Wildcats 14-8 in overtime.
Coach Cal and Kentucky will be watching the rest of the Big Dance at home.