Calipari, UK players meet media

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - John Calipari says the buildup to his
first season as Kentucky's basketball coach has been a lot like a
candidate waiting for election day. Win or lose, he wants to get
Of course, UK die-hards envisioning a Final Four return would
strongly prefer win.
A swarm of reporters, photographers and videographers showed up
Thursday for the first media day under the new star of the
Bluegrass state. Also on hand were guard John Wall, center DeMarcus
Cousins and other members of arguably the most ballyhooed freshman
class in college basketball since Michigan's Fab Five.
Calipari brushed off the preseason expectations, joking that he
is rightfully hyped considering he hasn't lost a single game at
On Friday, fans will get their first glimpse of the new-look
Wildcats at Big Blue Madness.

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