In the meantime, UK head coach John Calipari spoke with media to preview the big Sweet 16 matchup. Calipari hopes to solve the riddle of the Bruins when the two teams meet for the third time in two seasons.
UCLA has won the previous two meetings, one being at home in the 2015-16 season, and the latest coming this season at Rupp Arena. This could have easily been a game that didn’t come until the Final Four, but instead, the two heavyweights will meet in this week’s the Sweet 16.
Here is a replay of Cal’s press conference, courtesy of Kentucky Wildcats TV:
And here are seniors Dominique Hawkins, Derek Willis and Mychal Mulder previewing the big game: