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From the awkward to applause, a peek inside the Calipari house on NCAA Selection Sunday

Kentucky’s players and coaches gathered at John Calipari’s house Sunday night to see where they would end up in the 2023 NCAA Tournament

A few minutes before the Tournament Selection Show was officially scheduled to begin, the television was on in the Calipari home, and 's players, coaches and support staff were gathered around, watching intently.

The CBS studio crew was talking about the bracket they were getting ready to unveil, and there it came — out of that TV and into John Calipari's living room: a Saint Peter's reference.

There were some smirks, some shaking of heads and an overwhelming silence. Senior guard CJ Fredrick turned to one of his teammates and whispered: “Awwwkward.”

Kentucky's head coach sat in an armchair, eyes on the television, and he didn't even flinch.  Read full article here.

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