INDIANAPOLIS – John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats wore a No. 1 preseason ranking entering the 2013-14 NCAA basketball campaign. Friday, his Wildcats face the defending NCAA champion in a heated Midwest Regional matchup at Lucas Oil Stadium. That defending champion also is a cross-state rival, No. 4-seed Louisville.
One week ago, Kentucky outlasted No. 1-seed and previously unbeaten Wichita State to advance to Indianapolis. If Calipari and UK want to regain their No. 1 ranking at season’s end, they will have to topple their rivals and the defending champ on Friday evening.
Kevin Kugler caught up with Calipari ahead of Friday’s game.
(Listen to Coach Calipari’s interview with Kevin Kugler.)
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