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 Since Calipari arrived at UMass eight years ago, every one of his teams has matched or bettered the success of the previous one. That has been due in part to players like Roe, who was the school's leading career rebounder and No. 2 scorer, and Kellogg, who had a 2-1 assist-to-turnover ratio and was a coach on the court. Since Calipari arrived at UMass eight years ago, every one of his teams has matched or bettered the success of the previous one. That has been due in part to players like Roe, who was the school's leading career rebounder and No. 2 scorer, and Kellogg, who had a 2-1 assist-to-turnover ratio and was a coach on the court.
  
 +{{ :19951128_pregame_huddle.jpg?direct&300}}
 With those two in the lineup, Calipari's concerns about intensity and leadership were minimal. Now he must rely on players who aren't accustomed to those roles. With those two in the lineup, Calipari's concerns about intensity and leadership were minimal. Now he must rely on players who aren't accustomed to those roles.
  
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 "We didn't make our free throws, there's really no excuses for our players not shooting well at the foul line. No way is this a great basketball team. The number one thing is that we're not executing. Our veterans are playing like inexperienced players." "We didn't make our free throws, there's really no excuses for our players not shooting well at the foul line. No way is this a great basketball team. The number one thing is that we're not executing. Our veterans are playing like inexperienced players."
  
 +[{{ https://umasshoops.com/games/1995-96/1128kentucky/weeks_defense.jpg?nolink|Tyrone Weeks gets in Mark Pope's face.}}]
 [[dingle_dana|Dana Dingle]] added 19 points for Massachusetts, which ran out to a 29-10 lead and never trailed in the game. Camby scored eight points in the first 10 minutes for the Minutemen. [[dingle_dana|Dana Dingle]] added 19 points for Massachusetts, which ran out to a 29-10 lead and never trailed in the game. Camby scored eight points in the first 10 minutes for the Minutemen.
  
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 "If we can't play defense against these guys," junior Marcus Camby asked after playing a sloppy exhibition game. "What are we going to do against Kentucky?"  "If we can't play defense against these guys," junior Marcus Camby asked after playing a sloppy exhibition game. "What are we going to do against Kentucky?" 
  
 +[{{ :19951128_dingle_drive.jpg?nolink|Dana Dingle drives on UK's Ron Mercer (L), Derek Anderson (C), and Walter McCarty (R)}}]
 Answer: Win.  Answer: Win. 
  
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 The second half started much like the first, as Camby stole a Ron Mercer pass from the top of the key and went in for a flying two-handed slam for a lead the Minutemen would never relinquish.  The second half started much like the first, as Camby stole a Ron Mercer pass from the top of the key and went in for a flying two-handed slam for a lead the Minutemen would never relinquish. 
  
-[{{ :19951128_dingle_drive.jpg?nolink|Dana Dingle drives on UK's Ron Mercer (L), Derek Anderson (C), and Walter McCarty (R)}}] 
 Camby, who was by far the standout in the first half, got tremendous support from senior Dana Dingle (15 second half points, 19 for the game). Bright chipped in as well, scoring 17 on the night.  Camby, who was by far the standout in the first half, got tremendous support from senior Dana Dingle (15 second half points, 19 for the game). Bright chipped in as well, scoring 17 on the night. 
  
 +[{{ :19951128_travieso_dribbles.jpg?direct&250|Carmelo Travieso pushes up-court.}}]
 The UMass backcourt of Edgar Padilla and Carmelo Travieso played all but the last minute of the game. Freshman Charlton Clarke attempted to play, but after on the court for less than a minute in the first half, had to come out of the game. When he returned from the locker room at halftime, Clarke was on crutches. The UMass backcourt of Edgar Padilla and Carmelo Travieso played all but the last minute of the game. Freshman Charlton Clarke attempted to play, but after on the court for less than a minute in the first half, had to come out of the game. When he returned from the locker room at halftime, Clarke was on crutches.
  
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 Nonsense. Nonsense.
  
 +[{{ ::19951128_game_ball.jpg?direct&400|John Calipari displays a game ball in his office.((https://twitter.com/UKCoachCalipari/status/1332876372868554752))}}]
 The same players that cried after a subpar effort in an exhibition game against a Russian team scored one of the biggest wins in school history last night, a 92-82 dismissal of top-ranked Kentucky in the second annual Great Eight tournament at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The same players that cried after a subpar effort in an exhibition game against a Russian team scored one of the biggest wins in school history last night, a 92-82 dismissal of top-ranked Kentucky in the second annual Great Eight tournament at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
  
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 Then there was forward Donta Bright. He scored 7 of UMass' first 16 points and finished with 17. Dana Dingle overcame a sluggish start to tally 19 points. Then there was forward Donta Bright. He scored 7 of UMass' first 16 points and finished with 17. Dana Dingle overcame a sluggish start to tally 19 points.
  
 +[{{ :19951128_norville_in_paint.jpg?direct&250|Inus Norville battles in the paint.}}]
 That was it for UMass' scoring. While Kentucky got a combined 32 points from its reserves, the UMass bench players did not take a shot from the floor or the line. That was it for UMass' scoring. While Kentucky got a combined 32 points from its reserves, the UMass bench players did not take a shot from the floor or the line.
  
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 ``Can you imagine our two guards playing 40 minutes?" gushed Calipari. He was exaggerating, but very little. Carmelo Travieso played 36 minutes, receiving a three-minute respite in the first half. Edgar Padilla, meanwhile, played 39 consecutive minutes and change, being removed by Coach Cal in the final minute when the game's winning or losing issue was no longer in doubt. ``Can you imagine our two guards playing 40 minutes?" gushed Calipari. He was exaggerating, but very little. Carmelo Travieso played 36 minutes, receiving a three-minute respite in the first half. Edgar Padilla, meanwhile, played 39 consecutive minutes and change, being removed by Coach Cal in the final minute when the game's winning or losing issue was no longer in doubt.
  
 +[{{ :19951128_padilla_free_throw.jpg?direct&250|Edgar Padilla was clutch with 7-8 free throw shooting.}}]
 The two Puerto Rico natives had to withstand the most frightening pressure college basketball has to offer. ``Kentucky comes at you in waves and swarms," said Calipari. Padilla and Travieso had zero backcourt help because prime sub Charlton Clarke sustained a foot injury in the only minute he played. Under the relentless Kentucky pressure, they cracked on occasion. But they hung in there and they got the ball to the right place often enough for the starting frontcourt to score 68 points while scoring 24 themselves. The two Puerto Rico natives had to withstand the most frightening pressure college basketball has to offer. ``Kentucky comes at you in waves and swarms," said Calipari. Padilla and Travieso had zero backcourt help because prime sub Charlton Clarke sustained a foot injury in the only minute he played. Under the relentless Kentucky pressure, they cracked on occasion. But they hung in there and they got the ball to the right place often enough for the starting frontcourt to score 68 points while scoring 24 themselves.
  
 The five University of Massachusetts starters scored every one of the 92 points. It was one of the truly great five-man efforts in UMass history. But it represented something more than points, rebounds, assists and steals to the coach. He was looking for some things that were not to be found in any box score. The five University of Massachusetts starters scored every one of the 92 points. It was one of the truly great five-man efforts in UMass history. But it represented something more than points, rebounds, assists and steals to the coach. He was looking for some things that were not to be found in any box score.
  
-[{{ https://umasshoops.com/games/1995-96/1128kentucky/weeks_defense.jpg?nolink|Tyrone Weeks gets in Mark Pope's face.}}] 
 ``The biggest worry I had was whether or not we would play UMass basketball," said Coach Cal. ``Would we be aggressive? Would we go for the jugular? Would we play with passion and emotion? Would we dive on the floor? Would we make the extra pass? Would we play with that `refuse to lose' attitude? Those questions were answered. How we're going to play, I don't know yet. But if you play hard, you've got a chance." ``The biggest worry I had was whether or not we would play UMass basketball," said Coach Cal. ``Would we be aggressive? Would we go for the jugular? Would we play with passion and emotion? Would we dive on the floor? Would we make the extra pass? Would we play with that `refuse to lose' attitude? Those questions were answered. How we're going to play, I don't know yet. But if you play hard, you've got a chance."
  
 When Coach Cal is old and gray and he once again thinks about this game, he'll be thinking about a team that built a 19-point (29-10) first-half lead, found itself tied at halftime, then never allowed a deeper team to feel the satisfaction of a second-half lead for so much as one second or one possession. In other words, UMass took Kentucky's best comeback shot and then turned around and beat the Wildcats a second time. I would wager that when Grandpa Cal starts reminiscing about his fondest UMass memories, this game will be very close to the top of the list. When Coach Cal is old and gray and he once again thinks about this game, he'll be thinking about a team that built a 19-point (29-10) first-half lead, found itself tied at halftime, then never allowed a deeper team to feel the satisfaction of a second-half lead for so much as one second or one possession. In other words, UMass took Kentucky's best comeback shot and then turned around and beat the Wildcats a second time. I would wager that when Grandpa Cal starts reminiscing about his fondest UMass memories, this game will be very close to the top of the list.
  
 +[{{ ::19951128_dingle_move.jpg?direct&300|Dana Dingle makes a move for the lane. Photo credit: Jonathan Daniel via Getty Images.}}]
 What a sweet game it was. It was Padilla and Travieso burying early threes to give themselves some confidence. It was Donta Bright owning the baseline and playing his best game since hitting Arkansas with 24 last year. It was Dana Dingle slashing to the hoop, hitting face-up jumpers and even astonishing Minutemen hoop cognoscenti with two right-hand baskets. What a sweet game it was. It was Padilla and Travieso burying early threes to give themselves some confidence. It was Donta Bright owning the baseline and playing his best game since hitting Arkansas with 24 last year. It was Dana Dingle slashing to the hoop, hitting face-up jumpers and even astonishing Minutemen hoop cognoscenti with two right-hand baskets.
  
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 When the University of Massachusetts junior center swatted a University of Kentucky attempt into orbit for the fifth time, you pitied the Wildcat fans who couldn't stomach horror films. But he was like the Rottweiler in "The Omen": Whenever he entered the picture, the adversary had no chance. When the University of Massachusetts junior center swatted a University of Kentucky attempt into orbit for the fifth time, you pitied the Wildcat fans who couldn't stomach horror films. But he was like the Rottweiler in "The Omen": Whenever he entered the picture, the adversary had no chance.
  
-[{{ :19951128_camby_tracks_delk.jpg?nolink&400|Camby prepares to erase Tony Delk's shot}}]+[{{ :19951128_camby_tracks_delk.jpg?nolink&400|Camby prepares to erase Tony Delk's shot.}}]
 When the game was over, Camby had led fifth-ranked UMass to a 92-82 shocker over top-ranked Kentucky with an awesome display of power and precision. When the game was over, Camby had led fifth-ranked UMass to a 92-82 shocker over top-ranked Kentucky with an awesome display of power and precision.
  
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 Rick Rick
  
-[{{ :19951128_camby_vs_walker.jpg?nolink|Antoine Walker blocks out Camby}}]+[{{ :19951128_camby_vs_walker.jpg?nolink|Antoine Walker blocks out Camby.}}]
 When you're Kentucky, and the major issue with your conglomeration of pampered High School All-Americans is parceling out playing time, a loss on Nov. 28 is not such a bad thing, as long as it doesn't come to someone your fans really care about, like, say, [[opponent_louisville|Louisville]]. Hence Rick Pitino's postgame attitude, which could be described as borderline cavalier. When you're Kentucky, and the major issue with your conglomeration of pampered High School All-Americans is parceling out playing time, a loss on Nov. 28 is not such a bad thing, as long as it doesn't come to someone your fans really care about, like, say, [[opponent_louisville|Louisville]]. Hence Rick Pitino's postgame attitude, which could be described as borderline cavalier.
  
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 Calipari has good players, but they aren't the inner sanctum high school elite people sometimes think they are. Indeed, Coach Cal and his staff, only hours prior to pistol-whipping Pitino's assortment of marquee studs, were amusing themselves by speculating on just how few of their players Pitino would even put on a list, let alone actively recruit. Calipari has good players, but they aren't the inner sanctum high school elite people sometimes think they are. Indeed, Coach Cal and his staff, only hours prior to pistol-whipping Pitino's assortment of marquee studs, were amusing themselves by speculating on just how few of their players Pitino would even put on a list, let alone actively recruit.
  
 +[{{ :19951128_weeks_victorious.jpg?direct&300|Tyrone Weeks and UMass took down another #1.}}]
 Kentucky is Kentucky is Kentucky, but UMass is still out there hustling, trying to get attention. That's why a game like this is so vitally important for Your State U. Kentucky is Kentucky is Kentucky, but UMass is still out there hustling, trying to get attention. That's why a game like this is so vitally important for Your State U.
  
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-[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWVFTA4qQRA|Recording of ESPN Classic re-broadcast, commercial breaks excluded, 480p]]\\ +  * [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWVFTA4qQRA|Recording of ESPN Classic re-broadcast, commercial breaks excluded, 480p]] 
-[[https://youtu.be/JzUeh96lyhs?t=77|Highlights from UMass Athletics]]+  * Highlights from [[https://twitter.com/ClassicsCBB/status/1309617193391333376|ESPN]], [[https://youtu.be/JzUeh96lyhs?t=77|UMass Athletics]], [[https://youtu.be/oFEqdk_9WHQ?t=15|Season banquet video]]<!-- Alt source for ESPN highlights https://twitter.com/Alcides_Coop/status/1513522051763642376 --> 
 +  * [[https://19nine.com/blogs/news/h-v-s-classics-umass-kentucky-1995?_pos=3&_sid=b9d8fff5b&_ss=r|Article from HVS Classics]]
  
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-{{tag>"1995-96 season" "Kentucky" "Ranked game" "Win over Top 25" "Win over Top 10" "Win over Top 5" "Win over Number 1" "Work in Progress"}}+{{tag>"1995-96 season" "Kentucky" "Ranked game" "Game versus Top 25 opponent" "Game versus Top 10 opponent" "Game versus Top 5 opponent" "Game versus Number 1 opponent" "Win over Top 25" "Win over Top 10" "Win over Top 5" "Win over Number 1"}}
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