What John Calipari Told Tom Izzo After Upset Loss

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No. 4 Kentucky and unranked Michigan State faced off in a thrilling college basketball matchup on Tuesday night.

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The StateFarm Champions Classic game pitted two of college basketball's greatest coaches against one another: John Calapri vs. Tom Izzo.

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During his postgame press conference, Calipari revealed what he told Izzo on the court after the double-overtime contest.

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"You were more prepared to finish a game off than we were," Coach Cal said, per team insider Kyle Tucker. 

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"We just haven't practiced together. Some of the late-game stuff... We've had three guys out that you expect to play."

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Tonight's game was tight throughout — featuring several lead changes. Kentucky looked primed to put the game away on multiple occasions, but the Spartans stormed back each time.

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After two overtime periods, Izzo and Michigan State came away with an 86-77 win. The Spartans are now 2-1 on the season with a one-point loss to No. 2 Gonzaga on Friday.

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Coach Cal and Wildcats are now 2-1 as well. They will face off against No. 2 Gonzaga on Sunday.

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