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Calipari: Be Nice to Pitino!

Sporting News Today reports (without any direct quotations) that John Calipari wants Kentucky basketball fans to refrain from picking on Rick Pitino when Louisville visits Rupp Arena.

Calipari, who is on the verge of the rare feat of taking two different schools to the NCAA's Final Three, was gracious toward his longtime rival's attempt to out-scandal him.

He said he plans to instruct UK fans in the same manner as he did UMass fans when Rhode Island's campus experienced a gambling scandal in 1992. He warned the people who followed the Minutemen that if they did anything to embarrass the school, he would leave the floor and refuse to coach the game.


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