GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans apparently needed some time away. Coach John Calipari obliged.
But Calipari expects his floor leader to return in time for next week's Southeastern Conference Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee. The Wildcats (25-6, 15-3 SEC) are the No. 1 seed and open play Friday following a double bye.
"Hopefully, what you'll see is an inspired young man," Calipari said following a 71-70 victory at Florida on Saturday. "And if he doesn't think he's ready for that, then he's not ready. We're going to go without whoever we have."