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Teacher faces former pupil in UK-AU tilt

Teacher faces former pupil in UK-AU tilt

John Calipari and Tony Barbee have played the role of teacher and pupil many times. Tonight the two are coaching their respective teams in a head-to-head SEC battle as Barbee's Auburn Tigers come to Rupp Arena to take on Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats.

First year Auburn coach Tony Barbee began his college basketball odyssey more than two decades ago when he played for the UMass Minutemen. The Minutemen were then coached by current Kentucky coach John Calipari. After spending four years playing for Calipari Barbee became a graduate assistant for UMass, where he traveled to the Final Four and had a front row seat for the semifinal game that many... Recommended Stories

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