- Associated Press - Monday, November 29, 2010

LEXINGTON, KY. (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari’s mother, Donna, died Sunday in Charlotte, N.C., following a long battle with cancer. She was 74.

Calipari announced in the spring she was battling the disease and had made frequent trips to visit her over the last several months.

Calipari thanked Kentucky fans Monday for their prayers and asked for privacy. Memorial plans were not immediately available.

School spokesman DeWayne Peevy says Calipari is expected to be on the sidelines Tuesday when the 10th-ranked Wildcats (4-1) host Boston University at Rupp Arena.

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