Brandon Knight scored a career-high 30 points to lead the Wildcats to a third-round win over West Virginia.
Knight's big day was more than a matter of divine intervention, Calipari said.
Calipari equated Knight's determination to Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, whom Calipari coached at Memphis.
“(Knight) is a terrific player and an unbelievable kid,” Calipari said. “ … All the players I've coached — and I've had guys that would live in the practice facility, literally — I've never seen a guy with this kid's work ethic.”