Except for movie night, Calipari having a ball

PAUL NEWBERRY
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Kentucky head coach John Calipari, left, speaks during a news conference, Saturday, March 24, 2012, in Atlanta. Kentucky is scheduled to play Baylor in the NCAA college basketball tournament South Regional finals on Sunday, March 25. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

ATLANTA (AP) — John Calipari is having a ball. Well, except for movie night.

The coach of top-seeded Kentucky has avoided watching other games during the NCAA tournament, and he wants his players to do the same. His message: Focus on us and don't worry about other teams.

So far, it's working just fine. The Wildcats (35-2) are one win away from a return trip to the Final Four. They'll face Baylor (30-7) in the South Regional final Sunday.

Calipari knows he's got an extremely talented group, and he's having a great time coaching them. When on the road, the Wildcats usually head to the movies, so they're not stuck in the hotel room watching other games.

After arriving in Atlanta, they went to see "21 Jump Street." Calipari's assessment: "Awful."