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Kentucky’s Run Could Put John Calipari Back in Memphis

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If the Kentucky Wildcats get out of Indy and move on to the Sweet 16 they will have to play in the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenneessee.

That is a place Coach John Calipari would be very familiar with since he was the head basketball coach at Memphis before coming to Kentucky.

CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish looks at the possibility in his 68 reasons this bracket ends up as a beauty.

8. John Calipari might make a return to FedExForum
The Wildcats were placed in the South Regional, where the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight will be played in Memphis. Calipari used to be the Memphis coach, you might’ve heard. He did great things there. But he’s not loved there. So it could make for an awkward experience while serving as a reminder for Memphians of just how far the Tigers have fallen since Calipari moved to Lexington.

9. Calipari’s (possible) return to FedExForum won’t feature boos, though
Somebody suggested to me that Memphians might fill FedExForum and boo Calipari relentlessly. The only problem with that theory is that Kentucky fans will have all of the tickets. Kentucky fans always have all of the tickets.

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