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Kentucky vs Notre Dame: Impact Players, What To Watch For and Prediction

What To Watch For Kentucky finds itself in its fifth Elite Eight in six seasons under head coach John Calipari after it dismantled West Virginia 78-39 in the Sweet Sixteen on Thursday night. Trash talk from West Virginia players prior to the game ignited some of Kentucky’s players, and from the opening tip, it was […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
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Kentucky Wildcats vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Inside The Numbers

Coming Into The Game Kentucky is coming off the largest margin of victory in Sweet Sixteen history after it defeated West Virginia 78-39. UK leads the all-time series vs Notre Dame 42-19. The Wildcats are 1-1 vs the Irish under John Calipari: W 72-58 on 12/8/2010, L 64-50 11/29/2012. Will be the third time the […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
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Report: John Calipari ‘desperately’ wants to return to NBA

There are only three guarantees in life — death, taxes and rumors about John Calipari becoming a head coach in the NBA again some day. With Kentucky just four wins away from an undefeated season and a national championship, the speculation is heating up again. Calipari was the head coach of the New Jersey Nets...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Calipari 'desperately' wants to coach in NBA again

photo by Tennessee Journalist via flickr John Calipari has won big at UMass, Memphis and Kentucky. His current UK squad is, of course, undefeated and just four wins away from a national title and a 40-0 mark.  The one place Calipari has not won is the NBA. He failed in his only stint at the professional level, compiling a 72-112 record with the New Jersey Nets over parts of...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino: John Calipari is the coach of the year

Twitter/Calipari The U.S. Basketball Writers Association recently voted Virginia’s Tony Bennett its Henry Iba Award Winner as the national Coach of the Year. According to the Associated Press, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was asked on Tuesday about Bennett taking home the honor, and his response is one that probably caused a ripple across the Bluegrass State. “I think...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Says John Calipari Deserves To Win Coach of the Year

Photo – USA Today SportsPrior to heading off to Syracuse, Rick Pitino met with the local media to preview the Sweet 16 match-up with North Carolina State. As usual, Pitino’s presser wasn’t specifically about his team’s next opponent. Pitino was asked about a number of things, including who should be coach of the year in college basketball. The United States Basketball Writers...
Via The Cardinal Connect
3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari, Who Led Kentucky To An Undefeated Regular Season, Not Named Coach Of The Year By USBWA

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association named its men’s college basketball coach of the year Monday afternoon.  It’s not Kentucky’s John Calipari.  No, the man who led the Wildcats – a squad that held the No. 1 ranking in the polls from start to finish – to an undefeated season, was not college basketball’s best coach this year, according to the USBWA. The best coaching...
Via College Spun
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NCAA Tournament: Sweet 16 schedule

The 2015 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 field is set and the tip times for Thursday and Friday have been announced. The Midwest and West regions play Thursday while the East and South regions will play Friday night. Below are tip times and announcer teams for the Sweet 16 games: Thursday, March 23 Midwest Region: No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. No. 7 Wichita State Shockers...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari Says Basketball is not Communism

When you have a team that is performing as well as John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats it has to be kind of hard to figure out how to motivate them at the half of a blow out to keep pressing, but Coach Cal is one of the best in the game for a reason.So when he says basketball is not communism there must be something to it. Exactly what only he and his players will ever know. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky does not cut down nets after SEC Tourney win

In college basketball, a championship typically results in the cutting down of some nets.  Kentucky’s men’s basketball team won the SEC Tournament this afternoon, defeating Arkansas, 78-63. There will be no nets cut down at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., though. John Calipari’s squad opted to not cut down the nets following their SEC championship, clearly stating...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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