“I don’t want to have excuses. They outplayed us,” Calipari said. “But I think there were times that the inexperience, you know, hurt us.”
Three of Calipari’s top four players were freshman: John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Bledsoe.
Wall had his moments against West Virginia on Saturday night, but not unlike his other inexperienced teammates he appeared rattled in the second half when Bob Huggins’ Mountaineers began to pull away.
Cousins played like the 6-foot-11 head-case that many — including myself — expected to see at times entering the season. He was frustrated, rattled and largely ineffective due to his inability to focus.