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Calipari’s storied career continues to rise

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It’s been a long way to the top for John Calipari.

After his fifth season at UK, Calipari’s overall on-court record is 597-166, giving him the third-highest winning percentage (.771) among active NCAA Division I coaches, trailing only Mark Few and Roy Williams. He is only one of two coaches that has led three different programs to the Final Four. He has led his teams to 15 NCAA Tournament appearances, five Final Fours, three national title games and won one national title.

First, however, they have to beat Wisconsin Saturday night in the Final Four, and then they’re only one win away from perfection. Does this team have the talent to win Cal’s second NCAA Championship?

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Like the Devils: Duke back in Final Four

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With apologies to Dick Vitale … it’s the Dukies, baby!

Coach K and the Blue Devils dominated this game in the first half. After the first three minutes, Duke consistently led the rest of the first half.

The second half was much more of a game with three lead changes in the first five minutes. But after Duke regained the lead, it held it till the buzzer. Duke won the game because of its defensive play and heads to yet another Final Four with a final score of 66-52 over Gonzaga.

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Sweet 16 Preview: Can Utah contain Okafor?

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Duke’s first two games weren’t very competitive (sorry, Carla), with Duke winning by 29 in its first game and 19 in its second. Utah on the other hand, has been in some closer games, and took out 4th-seeded Georgetown by 11 points due to free throws. The two teams face off tonight at 9:45 p.m. ET on CBS for a chance to advance to the Elite 8.

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