TheRoundUp 3/31: Breaking: Calhoun, Calipari don't like each other

Big Stage Portrays UConn Coach Jim Calhoun's Extremes - Courant.com
Surely, Calhoun will be the loveable old crank against Kentucky, because nobody is a bigger cheater than John Calipari. If UConn wins, Calhoun will be the merciless swindler against Brad Stevens or Shaka Smart, both born in swaddling clothes and without sin.

UConn And VCU Will Tie Modern Record For Games Played - UCONN | Men's Basketball
VCU is 28-11. UConn is 30-9. Both teams will play their 40th game in the national semifinals Saturday, VCU facing Butler and UConn facing Kentucky. That 40th game will tie a moden record (since 1948).

The Day - UConn's resident stars, Moore, Walker, keep adding to trophy case | News from southeastern Connecticut
Named earlier in the week to their respective Associated Press All-America first teams, Moore and Walker were also selected to the John Wooden All-America first teams on Wednesday.

Final Four: Rivalry between Kentucky's John Calipari and UConn's Jim Calhoun fuels Final Four game
It has been floating up and down the Connecticut River as frequently as the crew teams and has spawned into a personal rivalry between former UMass coach John Calipari and UConn's Jim Calhoun that will be played out Saturday in the Final Four. Although Calipari is miles removed from the Amherst campus in Lexington, Ky., we're pretty sure the two have never extended an olive branch.

Great divide - The Boston Globe
Make no mistake: Calhoun and Calipari don’t chat during the offseason. They are not friends now, and probably never will be. But there is no shortage of respect on either side.

Women's NCAA tournament: Breaking down the Final Four - ESPN
Mechelle Voepel, Graham Hays and Charlie Creme take a look at the national semifinals on Sunday. One team is a unanimous favorite to reach the title game, but it's not UConn.

Despite 0-3 Record Vs. UConn This Season, Irish Coach Confident - Hartford Courant
The Fighting Irish (30-7) will face the Huskies (36-1) Sunday night at 9:30 in a national semifinal at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, about a 3 1/2-hour drive from the Notre Dame campus in South Bend. Although the Irish haven't beaten UConn in six years, they put up a fight in two of three games this season, losing 79-76 at home and 73-64 in the Big East championship game at the XL Center.

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