BOISE, Idaho — Wait, did we just have beef in Boise?
Buffalo coach Nate Oats, who was a high school coach five years ago, has quickly become one of the most engaging personalities at the NCAA Tournament — and suddenly has the largest megaphone of his life after the 13th-seeded Bulls upset Arizona in the first round Thursday. But did he really go in on Hall of Fame Kentucky coach John Calipari?
“Calipari’s been whining about no experience: Young, young, young,” Oats said once a second-round matchup with the fifth-seeded Wildcats was set. “We don’t have that problem.”
It’s true that Calipari has pointed out all season how he’s coaching the youngest team in the country — which is accurate. In fact, in the dozen years KenPom.com has tracked experience for every Division I team in college basketball, this Kentucky team is the least experienced of them all.
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