Clinton calls Kentucky coach before game

Former President Bill Clinton gave the University of Kentucky basketball coach a pep talk before the team’s 79-65 win over Providence on Sunday night in New York.

John Calipari, who heads the No. 3-ranked Kentucky team, said he spoke with Clinton for 20 minutes on Sunday and the former president expressed interest in attending a game this season.

Clinton met with the Kentucky basketball team in 2012, and Calipari has spoken at the Clinton Global Initiative before. Earlier this year, Calipari invited Clinton to attend his fantasy basketball camp.