Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans did not travel with the Wildcats for Saturday’s game against Florida due to personal reasons after telling coach John Calipari earlier in the week that he was “in a bad way.”
The Wildcats (25-6, 15-3 SEC), who have already clinched the No. 1 seed in the SEC tournament, beat Florida 71-70 on Saturday.
After Saturday’s game, Calipari said Hagans told him he was “in a bad way” before he temporarily left the team and that the outside pressure that Hagans and other players feel under the spotlight at Kentucky contributed to the guard’s decision.
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