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Buffalo, The No. 13 Seed, Has A Huge Crowd Advantage vs. Kentucky

A closeup of Coach Cal pointing.

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 21: John Calipari the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats gives instructions to his team during the game against the Boston Terriers at Rupp Arena on November 21, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The third game of the 2018 NCAA Tournament's second round has tipped off in Boise, Idaho.

We've got No. 5 seed Kentucky taking on No. 13 seed Buffalo. A spot in the Sweet 16 is on the line.

One team has a massive crowd advantage during today's game. You would think it would be Kentucky, which has arguably the biggest and most-passionate college basketball fan base in the country.

You would be wrong in thinking that, though. Buffalo has the advantage.

This is likely because almost every neutral observer is cheering on the Bulls, wanting to see Coach Cal and Co. lose.

Still, it's significant.

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Calipari was booed heavily while being introduced before today's game, too. He smirked.

One reporter on the scene estimates that Buffalo has roughly 90 percent of the arena rooting for it. That's pretty crazy.

Kentucky and Buffalo are about 5 minutes into their contest. The Wildcats have an early 10-7 lead.

The game is on CBS.