John Calipari Signs With Kentucky

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Well, he slept on it and decided to leave Memphis and head to Kentucky. Coach John Calipari is known for his recruiting skills and that is what Kentucky was looking for. He also has is a great overall coach who knows how to win games. Calipari has not coached in a major conference before (A10 and C-USA) and is now going to a major conference in the SEC. This will have an effect on recruits that were deciding to go to Memphis because of Coach Calipari and the recruits who will then decide to come to Kentucky. It will be interesting to see how Memphis turns out next season losing Calipari and Tyreke Evans who will opt to enter the NBA draft this summer.

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Will John Calipari Sign With Kentucky?

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After Kentucky fired coach Billy Gillispie, the first name as a possible candidate was Florida’s head coach Billy Donovan. Then on Sunday and Monday, Memphis head coach John Calipari’s name just came up intensively. There is even an offer up of 8 years and $35 million. This would make Calipari the highest paid coach in college basketball. He has talked to his players and said he will sleep on the decision which will make a big impact for both sides.

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MISSOURI ELIMINATES MEMPHIS

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After the start and halftime score, it looked like the only way Memphis could come from behind is everyone playing stronger defense and straight up scoring. Missouri was up by 13 at the half and looked on its way to the elite 8. When the lead was up to 24 points it just got worse for Tyreke Evans and the Memphis Tigers. Missouri’s J.T. Tiller scored 23 points as the battle of the tigers went Missouri’s way and in doing so ended the 27-game winning streak for Memphis. The final score was 102-91. Tyreke, you are not ready for the NBA, please to not leave college!

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Memphis Avoids Upset From Cal State Northridge

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No. 2 Memphis avoided a crazy first round upset by beating Cal State Northridge 81-70. up until part of the second half it was neck and neck and looked like the first major upset was about to occur, but with the leadership from Roburt Sallies and his 35 points, The Memphis Tigers advanced today to round 2 to play a touch Maryland team.

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NCAA Tournament Begins Today – 3/19/09

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Today is the start of the big tournament and every game is huge. Today’s schedule includes:

WEST (Glendale, Ariz.)
Philadelphia
Thursday, March 19
No. 1 Connecticut vs. No. 16 Chattanooga – 3pm
No. 8 BYU vs. No. 9 Texas A&M – 12:30pm

Portland, Ore.
Thursday, March 19
No. 5 Purdue vs. No. 12 Northern Iowa – 2:30pm
No. 4 Washington vs. No. 13 Mississippi State – 5pm

Kansas City
Thursday, March 19
No. 7 California vs. No. 10 Maryland – 2:55pm
No. 2 Memphis vs. No. 15 Cal State-Northridge – 12:25pm

Philadelphia
Thursday, March 19
No. 6 UCLA vs. No. 11 VCU – 9:50pm
No. 3 Villanova vs. No. 14 American – 7:20pm

Greensboro, N.C.
Thursday, March 19
No. 7 Texas vs. No. 10 Minnesota – 7pm
No. 2 Duke vs. No. 15 Binghamton – 9:40pm

SOUTH (Memphis)
Greensboro, N.C.
Thursday, March 19
No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 16 Radford – 2:50pm
No. 8 LSU vs. No. 9 Butler – 12:20pm

Portland, Ore.
Thursday, March 19
No. 5 Illinois vs. No. 12 Western Kentucky – 9:55pm
No. 4 Gonzaga vs. No. 13 Akron – 7:25

Kansas City
Thursday, March 19
No. 7 Clemson vs. No. 10 Michigan – 7:10pm
No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 15 Morgan State – 9:40pm

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