2011-12 LCPT Final Four: Karl Hess Vs. John Calipari

Matt Jones vs. Doug Gottlieb is still too close to call with about 24 hours left to go, but it's now time to begin the process of seeing who the winner of that bout will square off against in the finals.

Karl Hess

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HOW HE GOT HERE:

Defeated Jae Crowder 1,020-208 (84%-16%) in the first round.
Defeated Joe Manchin 609-525 (53%-47%) in the quarterfinals.

RAP SHEET:

--Continued to improve upon his reputation as being one of the worst officials in college basketball.

--Ego was on full display when he ejected NC State legends Tom Gugliotta and Chris Corchiani during a game in February.

--Refused to work ACC Tournament because he was angry about the criticism he received after said ejection.

--Was the only official to whistle Rick Pitino for a technical foul this season and did so twice, the second time coming at a crucial point in the Elite Eight game against Florida. In both instances Pitino claimed he was yelling at one of his own players when he was hit with the T.

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JOHN CALIPARI

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HOW HE GOT HERE:

Defeated T.Y. Hilton 1,366-139 (91%-9%) in the first round.
Defeated 3-Goggles 1,004-477 (68%-32%) in the quarterfinals.

RAP SHEET:

--Two-time defending LCPT runner-up.

--Took shot after shot at Louisville and Rick Pitino before the season.

--Claimed Kentucky was unique because UK was the "only real" program in the state.

--Claimed 5 or 6 SEC teams would make the Sweet 16.

--Defeated U of L twice and won his first national title.

Poll closes Thursday at noon.

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