No lack of tradition in this regional semifinal

ATLANTA (AP) - At Kentucky, the bar is set a lot higher than
most places.

National championship or bust.

On Friday night, the Wildcats will be matched in an NCAA
regional semifinal against one of the few college basketball
programs that can give them a run when it comes to passion and
tradition. Kentucky has Adolph Rupp. Indiana counters with Bob
Knight. Few fans get as worked up about the game as those in the
Bluegrass State. Unless you happen be among those hoops-crazy
Hoosiers.

With a dozen national titles between them, this is about as good
as it gets without actually being at the Final Four. Coach Tom
Crean has led a remarkable turnaround at Indiana, while Kentucky's
John Calipari has positioned Kentucky for another title run with
his latest dream team.


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