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Montana State coach has ties to Kentucky, played in Rupp

Montana State men's basketball coach Brian Fish
Montana State men's basketball coach Brian Fish

Sunday night's men's basketball game at the University of Kentucky will be something of a homecoming for Montana State Coach Brian Fish.

As a high school player from Seymour, Ind., he played in an all-star game staged in Rupp Arena.

Fish played his first two college seasons for Western Kentucky. When then-WKU coach Clem Haskins moved to Minnesota, Fish transferred to Marshall.

“I was a bad player, but I enjoyed it,” Fish said of his college playing career. “. . . I was never on the first page of the scouting report, I can tell you that.”

Fish also has family ties to the University of Kentucky. His brother, Mark, attended UK’s medical school.

A nephew, Luke, currently attends UK.

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