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Pitino, Calipari take rivalry back to school

ick Pitino faced John Calipari plenty of times in the past, both in college and the NBA. So the Louisville coach already can predict what tricks his Memphis rival will try to pull Wednesday night.

Updated: January 30, 2002, 12:50 PM ET
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Rick Pitino faced John Calipari plenty of times in the past, both in college and the NBA. So the Louisville coach already can predict what tricks his Memphis rival will try to pull Wednesday night.

Neither team is ranked, though Pitino said Memphis has Top 20 talent. He's sure Calipari will spur on his Tigers by telling them they aren't respected.

"John did this at (Massachusetts) very well," Pitino said. "'The world is against us ... We refuse to lose.' He turned ...

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