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John Calipari

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  • Kentucky crushes West Virginia 78-39 to advance to NCAA's Elite 8

    Kentucky crushes West Virginia 78-39 to advance to NCAA's Elite 8
    CLEVELAND — Throughout its three NCAA tournament games, the question almost never has been whether Kentucky would win its games but whether the Wildcats would face a serious challenge. Kentucky still is looking for one. The only question...
  • Great Coaches? Don't Ever Count Out Tom Izzo

    Great Coaches? Don't Ever Count Out Tom Izzo
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Using the Jeff Jacobs eyeball metric, a metric not nearly as scientific as FiveThirtyEight over at ESPN, Rick Pitino is the best game manager in college basketball. Of course, when I wrote that three years ago, Jim Calhoun opened a...
  • How 'bout them 'Eers?

    As someone who has lived in the Baltimore-Washington region since 1981, I am sympathetic to the fact that no "local" teams are still alive in the NCAA men's basketball tournament with Virginia Commonwealth (which I'm not sure is even local), Georgetown,...
  • Mike Brey balances family, Notre Dame

    Mike Brey balances family, Notre Dame
    CLEVELAND — After Notre Dame defeated Butler to advance to the Sweet 16, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey made some time to grieve. The Irish coach took Sunday to fly down to Orlando to be with his family after his mom, Betty, died on Saturday. The...
  • Tyler Ulis's impact at Kentucky not a surprise

    Tyler Ulis's impact at Kentucky not a surprise
    There may be some college basketball observers surprised by the success of Kentucky freshman Tyler Ulis. Just don't include the many locals who watched Ulis dominate the competition during a four-year reign at Marian Catholic among the naysayers. Many...
  • Marla Ridenour: Friendship between Huggins, Calipari not serious as a heart attack

    CLEVELAND West Virginia coach Bob Huggins and Kentucky coach John Calipari can joke about Huggins' heart attack now, about how Calipari's cousin had a hand in saving Huggins when he was stricken in the parking garage at the Pittsburgh airport in 2002....
  • Top-ranked Kentucky's toughest foe might be. ... Kentucky

    Good teams have tried various ways to beat Kentucky. The game plans have included getting physical with them, trying to force the unbeaten Wildcats to take jump shots, double-teaming post players, playing up-tempo so Kentucky can't set its defense,...
  • Three No. 1 seeds , including unbeaten Kentucky, still alive

    When the NCAA Tournament reaches the Sweet 16, that means there are only 15 games left to decide a national champion. Kentucky needs to win four of those games to become the first undefeated champion since Indiana in 1976. The Wildcats improved to 36-0...
  • Greg Cote: Midnight comes early for Cinderella in March Madness

    This is the break at the midpoint of the annual American basketball bacchanalia March Madness, the pause that allows your brackets to breathe always assuming your brackets have any life left and have not been ripped to confetti in frustration by now. The...
  • Looking Ahead To The Sweet 16

    A few storylines before the Sweet 16 games begin later this week: Kentucky (36-0) needs four wins to become the first undefeated champion since Indiana in 1976. Next up in the Midwest Regional semifinal is West Virginia, another team that will come right...
  • Down to 16 teams, NCAA Tournament still has a lot to watch

    It's the Sweet 16 — the second week of the NCAA Tournament — and that means bragging rights for college basketball programs. Check the cover of media guides or banners adorning arenas. They always start with Sweet 16 appearances. No...