Kentucky ‘pursuit of perfection’ shirts hit clearance racks after loss

Nov 12, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Julius Randle (30) reacts to losing to Michigan State 78-74 after the second half at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats came into the season with high hopes. There were hopes that they could run the table and go undefeated. Some shirt makers took advantage with a “Pursuit of Perfection” shirt that they had made.

Well three games into the season and that dream is over. The No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats lost to the No. 2 Michigan Spartans in the first game of the Champions Classic on Tuesday night. That also means those shirts are already obsolete and headed to the clearance rack. They’re now selling for under $2.

“You got guys crying in there, which is a good thing,” Kentucky coach John Calipari said, via ESPN. “I want it to hurt like that. I knew this would get their attention. The biggest thing is if you don’t do this together, you won’t win. You’ll never be a special team.”

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo sent some support for the Wildcats.

“They’re going to get a lot better. Give them credit,” Izzo said. “But I thought we played awfully well for a lot of that game.”

“I keep reiterating: They’re going to get a lot better,” Izzo said.

Topics: Kentucky Wildcats

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  • bonnie

    I NEVER ENTERTAINED ALL THAT HYPE ABOUT 40-0 ANYWAY!!!! WAY TO MUCH PRESSURE TO PUT ON A FRESHMEN STARTING LINE-UP!!!! I DON’T KNOW WHO STARTED THAT CRAZY IDEA , BUT IT WAS DUMB!!! I WAS VERY, VERY, VERY, PROUD OF OUR TEAM ‘S SPIRIT TO CLAW THEIR WAY BACK INTO THE GAME AFTER SO MANY MISTAKES, I THINK THAT IS THE REAL DEAL AND THE BIG STORY!!!! THAT GAME LAST NIGHT WAS THE EQUIVALENT OF MICH. STATE PLAYING LEBRON JAMES AND THE MIAMI HEAT!!!! MY SINCERE HOPE IS THAT WE GET A REMATCH WITH THIS TEAM, MSU DURING THE MARCH MADNESS FINALS!! KENTUCKY WOULD HAVE BEAT THIS TEAM IF THEY HAD MADE HALF OF THE FREE THROWS THEY MISSED!! IF I WERE TOM IZZO I WOULD BE VERY CONCERNED THAT MY VETERAN TEAM CAME SO CLOSE TO LOSING THIS GAME TO A FRESHMAN CLASS OF KIDS WHO PLAYED THREE WHOLE GAMES TOGETHER!!! I STILL SAY THIS KENTUCKY TEAM WILL CUT DOWN THE NETS IN APRIL!!!! THEY HAVE THE TALENT , AND NOW THE FIGHTING SPIRIT!!!! # 9 SOUNDS MIGHTY FINE TO ME AND THE WILDCATS OF THE BIG BLUE NATION!!!!!!

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