Remember the Archie Goodwin that hit late threes at the KFC Yum Center that helped Kentucky put a scare in Louisville before falling?
That Archie Goodwin has been nowhere to be found of late. The freshman guard has gone eight straight games without making a three-point shot.
He is 1-of-20 from behind the line during that stretch. He is one-of-21 from three-point range over his last 11 games.
Calipari was asked about Goodwin after UK’s 72-62 win over Auburn in which the guard played a season-low 17 minutes.
“Well, Archie was struggling a little bit and I didn’t start him in the second half,” Calipari said. “But again, I’m trying to get Archie to zone in on his team, what he’s got to do for his team and get out of how he’s playing because then you can’t make a shot, you’re afraid to make a play because you’re afraid you are going to screw up, versus I’m playing for the team, I know what the team needs me to do, they need me to drive. I need to come to jump stops for the team so I don’t jump over. If I miss some shots, it’s okay, they need me to be aggressive and score. But if you’re thinking about how you look, how it makes you look, it’s hard.”