John Calipari says his team is defending the three-point shot better at this stage than last year's national championship team did.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Transylvania head coach Brian Lane said his team got off about 35 three-point attempts in its exhibition game against Kentucky last year. That was the plan again this year, but the third-ranked Wildcats wouldn't allow it.
Lane said Kentucky's length and quickness closing out prevented his Pioneers from launching from beyond the arc, especially in the second half when UK held Transy to 10 points.
John Calipari said his team is defending the three-point shot better than his national championship team did at this same time a year ago.
Lane also said he saw a noticeable difference in Kentucky's intensity and energy as compared to what he saw from UK's first exhibition game against Northwood. Lane attributed it to the work Coach Cal and his staff did during the three or four days of preparation between games.
Lane said UK's defense is already showing signs of greatness and will only get better as the season progresses.