Cal pleased with #1 seed

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari is happy the
Wildcats nabbed a No. 1 seed, but he doesn't believe the NCAA
selection committee did any favors for the SEC champions.

The Wildcats watched the bracket unveiled Sunday night at
Calipari's home in Lexington. The party started late because
Kentucky had to fly back from Nashville, Tenn., where they beat
Mississippi State in overtime in the Southeastern Conference
tournament title game.

Kentucky will face East Tennessee State on Thursday in New
Orleans. After that would be a tough second-round game against Wake
Forest or Texas, the nation's top team earlier this season.

Should the Wildcats advance to the regional final, awaiting them
could be No. 2 seed West Virginia - the Big East tournament

"There's no easy road," Calipari said.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Ashley Location: Flemingsburg KY on Mar 16, 2010 at 10:43 AM
    Congrats Cats both men and woman... Just thought you all would like to know how many big blue fans you have across the country... Currently I am in Jacksonville NC visiting my sister who's husband a Marine is serving in Afghanistan. Sunday at the mall, many UK fans were seen sporting their UK shirts. Yesterday in Wilmington NC, home of UNC Wilmington , at a store called "Lids" a big ticket item were UK caps, go figure. Even in the heart of UNC/Duke country, UK reigns supreme.. John Wall North Carolina is proud of you and the Wildcats!!
  • by EDWARD Location: DAVID ky on Mar 16, 2010 at 08:23 AM
    the coach had better get his player to practis free throw all this week god know they need it bad poor free throw team cous allmost blow the game
  • by Joe Location: Pikeville on Mar 15, 2010 at 06:35 PM
    It certainly looks like the AD's from the Big Twelve and Big East done all the talking in the selection committee room. Great, Syracuse gets to play 50-60 miles from home in Buffalo. Same goes for Kansas, playing in Oklahoma City. Kentucky and the SEC gets a royal screwing! Were was Slive? Who does he work for? Fire the bum!
  • by candy on Mar 15, 2010 at 08:54 AM
    uk has played a very hard schedule if you knew anything they have the second best rpi in the country. apprently you do not know anything about basketball or uk for that matter. get a clue and read it you just might understand it. even the espn crew said that kentucky and kansas has the toughest two brackets.
  • by James Location: Lawrenceburg on Mar 15, 2010 at 06:31 AM
    He is just upset because now he will have to face a real team. He has had an easy schedule all year and barely won most of those. Every team in the SEC was rebuilding. Now the Cats might have to face a team that has experience and he his concerned.
  • by eddie Location: berea ky on Mar 14, 2010 at 06:16 PM
    i'm sure he is happy it's going to be a tougher road to the final four that i would have thought it would be.


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