Kentucky coach John Calipari says he backs off his players in practice this time of year.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky (26-1) is a buzzer-beater in Bloomington short of perfection, but is unblemished in SEC play (12-0). That means nothing more than a high seed in March, which is why UK coach John Calipari says he is backing off in practice. Once the calendar turns to February, Calipari turns physical preparation down a notch. He says he wants fresh legs and fresh minds for the stretch run.