Kentucky head coach John Calipari was named National Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for the third time in his career. Per SECSports.com:
Calipari moved into second place alone for the most all-time NABC Coach of the Year honors. John Wooden earned the award five times.
Calipari previously won the award in 1996 while at Massachusetts and in 2009 at Memphis. Tuesday's announcement marked the first time Calipari has garnered the honor while at Kentucky.
The top ranked Kentucky Wildcats will take on No. 1 seeded Wisconsin on Saturday in the final four.