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John Calipari, players preview Kentucky vs UCLA

Watch John Calipari, Malik Monk and Dominique Hawkins previews Saturday’s massive showdown.

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Saturday’s matchup between Kentucky and UCLA has become one of the most highly-anticipated matchups of this season.

Both teams enter Saturday with unbeaten records, lofty rankings, and a wealth of future NBA talent. Between De’Aaron Fox, Lonzo Ball, Bam Adebayo, and Malik Monk, we could see four future top-10 draft picks in action at Rupp Arena.

Oh, and these happen to be two of the fastest and highest-scoring teams in college hoops. John Calipari said it best during Friday’s meeting with the media, saying, This'll be one of those games, let's throw it up and see what happens.”

Here is a replay of Cal’s press conference, courtesy of Kentucky Wildcats TV:

And here is a look at what freshman guard Malik Monk and senior guard Dominique Hawkins had to say about the big game.

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