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By Andrew Holleran

Anyone who has watched Kentucky’s men’s basketball team play this season would likely say the Wildcats faced their toughest test of the season Saturday night.

Notre Dame played ridiculously well. The atmosphere was incredible. There were 20 lead changes. And, in the end, it took two free throws by Andrew Harrison and a closely-missed shot by Jerian Grant to give UK a 68-66 victory and a berth into the Final Four.

John Calipari disagrees, though. During a postgame interview with TBS, it was stated by the reporter that his team had just faced its most arduous obstacle. “No,” Calipari replied. He said his team, 38-0, has been tested a lot this season. “We played poorly,” he said.

This did not go over well with Notre Dame fans and, really, everyone not rooting for Kentucky.
 

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Truth be told, Calipari is a A Jackwagon. BUT, when you park your rear-end into "blue blood" programs, you will find that MOST coaches in that position are the most arrogant blankety-blanks on this earth. Pitino, Boeheim, Calhoun, even Roy Williams...... arrogance. THE ONE blue-blood coach that seemd like he may have a shred of humility, is Coach K (I ain't tryin to spell that name)
 

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Dean Smith was a pretty straight up guy as well. Calipari may also be using the ND game as fodder to show his team that they are like everyone else--1 game from being out of the tournament. For them, it's worse, because they'll be remembered like the 2008 Patriots, as a team that went undefeated, then choked once all the cards were on the table.
 

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I've been wrong before, but I believe if Kentucky is to lose, it will be at the hands of Wisconsin, and their ability to rain down bombs from beyond the arc in a crazy efficient manner. Much like they did to Sean Miller's boys.
 

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Coach K is a friend of mine and is honestly the nicest person on Earth. I've met Calhoun and Boeheim as well and they appear to be mostly class acts. I can't stand Calipari. Roy Williams, no comment on UNC coaches
(But K told me he's a great guy.
 

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CRENoutdoors said:
Coach K is a friend of mine and is honestly the nicest person on Earth. I've met Calhoun and Boeheim as well and they appear to be mostly class acts. I can't stand Calipari. Roy Williams, no comment on UNC coaches
(But K told me he's a great guy.
It took a UNC coach to figure out how to hold Jordan to under 20 PPG.
 

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I remember when John Chaney threatened to kill Calipari.

Now, I don't think that's right but if he could have just beat the snot out him, that would been okay with me.
 

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I've met Calhoun and Boeheim as well and they appear to be mostly class acts
Perhaps they just save their arrogance and vitriol for media interviews only ? Boeheim has been completely smug in every interview I've seen with him. Add Bob Knight to that. They always seem to have a turd hung-up sideways.

Your pal K on the other hand, comports himself very well, and just comes across as a humble, class-act kind of guy.
 

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Calipari is a Pittsburgh guy. Moon Twp. And I honestly never even hear local folks talk about him with any high regard.
 

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Chaney has eyes that look like they're gonna pop out of his head on a good day. I can't even explain what they looked like when he was charging the podium that day.
 

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I don't see anything wrong with his comments. He thinks his team played poorly, not sure what the big deal is? Media folks are always throwing things out of proportion to get more viewers and responses....it's what they do!
 

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I saw it and thought it was pretty weak on his part.
His players when interviewed said great things about ND,maybe he could learn some class from the kids he coaches.
Its a shame that last shot didnt go down,now that would have been a great ending to a great game.
 

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hap said:
I saw it and thought it was pretty weak on his part.
His players when interviewed said great things about ND,maybe he could learn some class from the kids he coaches.
I agree 100%. I saw the post game interview and I thought he handled it poorly. All the Kentucky players did was praise Notre Dame for how well they played and how it was their biggest test of the year. You could tell they were relieved to get out of there with a win. And Calipari gave ND no respect in his interview. Anyone who says otherwise, wasn't watching the same interview I did.
 

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Ha, Ha, Ha, Calipari loses! I love it.
I guess his team played poorly again.

Not really, that was a great game to watch. Congrats to Kentucky, they had a great season.
 

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I'll bet just about every middle-class American that watches college hoop, is rooting for Wisconsin tonight. I know I am.
 

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I'll bet just about every middle-class American that watches college hoop, is rooting for Wisconsin tonight. I know I am.
Not sure what one's economic class has to do with NCAA men's basketball team allegiances, but hey, I'm pulling for Duke.
 

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If that video was number two. What was. Number one?
Kentucky team not much better than coach. Many did not shake hands etc.
 
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