‘‘He said he could go, but he wasn’t ready,’’ Calipari said. ‘‘We need to get him healthy.’’
Duke led 33-31 at halftime, but began to pull away early in the second half. Back-to-back 3-pointers by Sulaimon and Quinn Cook snapped a 37-all tie, and two more treys by Sulaimon gave Duke its biggest lead.
But Kentucky began to clamp down defensively, and the Blue Devils went cold.
Until experience took over.
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