The media has tabbed Kentucky to win its second straight Southeastern Conference regular-season championship and third in four years under John Calipari.
Nearly three months since capturing his first NCAA championship, John Calipari won his first international gold medal on Sunday. The Dominican Republic, led by Coach Cal for the second straight year, won the Centrobasket championship Sunday night. The Dominicans defeated archrival Puerto Rico in their backyard of San Juan, Puerto Rico, holding off the Puerto Ricans 80-72 in the gold medal game.
NEW ORLEANS — Join us Sunday as CoachCal.com and UKathletics.com team up for a live interactive blog for the Kentucky-Vanderbilt game at 1 p.m. ET. We’ll detail the action throughout the afternoon, live from New Orleans Arena, as UK goes for its 28th SEC Tournament title. Fans can join the chat and send in questions and comments in a real-time format.
News and notes from CoachCal.com to get you caught up on a busy Monday, the last one of the college basketball regular season.
John Calipari, Anthony Davis and Darius Miller discuss Kentucky’s 45th SEC championship and Davis’ monster afternoon.
Kentucky is on the verge of claiming its 45th regular-season Southeastern Conference championship. It’s all a minor storyline for John Calipari’s team as it gears up for the final leg of the regular season, essentially a tune-up for the time of the year that Kentucky and its fans really measure success: the postseason.
Voted on by a select panel of both SEC and national media members, Kentucky is predicted to capture the 2012 SEC championship. UK earned 18 of the 23 first-place votes.
After watching his team get outrebounded, “outhustled” and “outworked” in the second half of doubleheader nightcap, a hot and irritated John Calipari said this letdown loss simply came down to toughness. One team (Baylor) had it. The other (Kentucky) didn’t.