Calipari's Only Potential Flaw: Failing to Win

Calipari's Only Potential Flaw: Failing to Win

John Calipari knows the score. He knows, too, that on some levels he can never catch up.

The University of Kentucky’s basketball coach is bound for the Final Four burdened by the enormous expectations of a notoriously fanatical fan base and by the widespread belief that he continually stoops to conquer; that his success stems from cutting corners and circumventing education; that he’s usually one step ahead of the law and that his players are too often “one-and-done” as college students.

He has to keep winning just to keep the wolves at bay.

“There’s only one team in this tournament that cannot lose, and if they lose it’s disaster,” Calipari said Saturday, “and that’s us.”

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