LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -If Kentucky is focusing on John Calipari as its next basketball coach, university officials won't say.
Memphis spokesman Lamar Chance said Kentucky had not officially asked for permission to talk to Calipari, who just finished his ninth season with the Tigers. Calipari did not immediately return a text message from The Associated Press, and several Memphis players did not respond to e-mail messages left by the AP.
Kentucky spokesman DeWayne Peevy would not confirm or deny an ESPN report that Wildcats officials had met with Calipari and were prepared to offer him the job.
Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart did not respond to a request for comment. The school fired Billy Gillispie after two seasons on Friday.

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Washington vs. Utah Prediction Are the Washington Huskies a good underdog play on Thursday night? They'll take on the Utah Utes at 10:00 p.m. ET as an underdog.
Thumbnail USC vs. Oregon Prediction Will the USC Trojans pull off the upset tonight when they visit the Oregon Ducks at 9:00 p.m. ET or will this Pac-12 matchup go to the favorite?
Thumbnail Wash State vs. Colorado Prediction Are the Colorado Buffaloes a good play on Thursday night against the Washington Cougars? The Pac-12 rivals will square off at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Thumbnail Saint Mary's vs. Gonzaga Pick Will No. 13 Gonzaga have any trouble when it plays host to its rival, Saint Mary’s tonight at 9PM ET?
Thumbnail Michigan vs. Nebraska Pick Can No. 23 Michigan keep adding to its current winning streak when the Wolverines go on the road to face Nebraska at 9PM ET?

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Team Pages