"It was the funniest thing. He got basically punched in the mouth. It was not viscious or on purpose (when Forston was driving to the basket)," Calipari said Monday on the SEC coaches teleconference. "He likes the little point guard.
"When the kid kind of whacked him and knocked out the tooth, he came by the bench to show us. The entire team and me just busted out laughing. He looked like he was 11 with a tooth missing."
Calipari was impressed that Cousins, who has been known to lose his poise, kept his composure, especially since he knew Fortson because he's also from Alabama.
"Think how far he has come. He was not losing his mind and getting all crazy. And he is still playing like a beast," Calipari said.
Cousins went to a dentist and has had the tooth repaired to where he'll be fine for practice today and Tuesday's game at South Carolina.
"He's back to being his cue self, yes he is," Calipari said.
The coach said even during the game Cousins was already asking his wife to make him brownies, which is her special treat for the players. <> "My wife told him he was always cute even with a tooth missing," Calipari said.