Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/17/14
On the court, Mike Krzyzewski and John Calipari have met just once during their lengthy careers. Off the court, Calipari seems to be winning many recruiting battles against Krzyzewski and other top coaches as he did in gaining the services of heralded freshman Alex Poythress. Poythress chose to play for Calipari and No. 3 Kentucky over Krzyzewski and No. 9 Duke, and the forward will try to bounce back from a rough debut when these teams meet Tuesday night at the Georgia Dome. The only time these coaches met was in the 2005 NIT Season Tip-Off championship, when a top-ranked Duke team beat Calipari and Memphis, 70-67. Both coaches have won national titles since then, with Krzyzewski earning his fourth and Calipari notching his first with Kentucky last season. There's a case to be made that Calipari may be the most popular coach among recruits currently because of the number of NBA players he has coached in his first three seasons at Kentucky (1-0). His national championship team ...
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