TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - West Virginia's Bob Huggins and Kentucky's
John Calipari can both laugh now.
They may have slightly different recollections of a humorous
story they repeated on the eve of another matchup between the
Mountaineers and Wildcats in the NCAA tournament, but that just
makes the tale about the ambulance ride Huggins took after
suffering a heart attack in 2002 that much more entertaining.
The coaches will put their friendship aside Saturday when
fourth-seeded Kentucky (26-8) and fifth-seeded West Virginia
(21-11) square off in the third round of the East regional. The
teams also met in last year's regional final, with the Mountaineers
winning 73-66 to advance to the Final Four.
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