One of the best rivalries in college basketball is set to take place in Lexington, Ky. Saturday afternoon.
Kentucky (9-2) is set to host Louisville (10-1) at Rupp Arena.
John Calipari would like his fans to be courteous hosts. Here's what the Wildcats' coach told Kyle Tucker of the Courier-Journal about what he'd say to UK fans before the contest.
On his message to fans about addressing Louisville scandal Saturday: “I would hope our fans – and again, you bring that up. It has not entered my mind. I’m watching tape. I think they’re doing a great job. I think Rick (Pitino) is doing a great job with his team. And I would tell our fans, ‘Enjoy the game, don’t be bringing in banners, don’t be bringing in posters. Don’t. You don’t need to do it.’ I mean, let’s just enjoy the basketball game. Let’s be classy. We have the classiest fans. I would expect that’s how they’ll be in this game.”
The atmosphere inside Rupp Arena should be fantastic, but we'd be pretty surprised if no Kentucky fan says anything about Louisville's alleged scandal. There will be signs. There will be some screaming.
Kentucky and Louisville are set to tip off at 12 p.m. E.T. Saturday. The game will be televised on CBS.