John Calipari is an especially busy man these days.

Kentucky's basketball coach is tasked with running the country's top-ranked team and scouting the nation's best high schoolers. And, oh yeah, he's got a family to attend to.

So when Calipari appeared to forget the exact date of his daughter's birthday, he cited his non-stop schedule as the reason.

For the record, Kentucky played Nov. 21 (against Boston University) and Nov. 23 (against Montana State). The Wildcats play again Tuesday, Nov. 25, against UT-Arlington.

After Kentucky's 86-28 victory over Montana State, Calipari brought a birthday balloon to his press conference and explained his mistake.

"Just so you know, I know my daughter's birthday," Calipari told reporters. "What I don't know is what day of the week it is, what day of the month it is, I have no idea."

Perhaps Calipari is working extra hard with this squad, which many believe is the most talented team Calipari has had at Kentucky. And that is no small compliment. Since arriving in Lexington, Ky., in 2009, Calipari has coached three Final Four squads and one national championship team (2012).

Thus far the Wildcats have won all their games by at least 19 points, with their most impressive victory a 72-40 drubbing of fifth-ranked Kansas.

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