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Calipari: SEC Tournament Just a Step Along The Way

NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 20: DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates with assistant coach John Robic after the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Memorial Gymnasium on February 20, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. Kentucky defeated Vanderbilt 58-56. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Derek PooreContributor IFebruary 26, 2010

University of Kentucky coach John Calipari said Friday that a Southeastern Conference regular season title, or a conference tournament title for that matter, is not that big of a deal.

Clearly his eyes are on a greater prize.

"I've always taken the approach that it's about the seed in the NCAA tournament," Calipari said in an Associated Press story. "If you want me to be honest about how I think and what we're doing to prepare, that's what it is. The SEC tournament is about our seed in the NCAA tournament."

Kentucky, No. 2 AP (27-1, 12-1), can clinch the regular season conference title if it beats No. 17 Tennessee (20-7, 8-5) at Knoxville on Saturday.

The Wildcats are a two-point favorite.

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