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Coach Cal Tweets Message For Kentucky Basketball Fans

A closeup of Coach Cal clapping.

LEXINGTON, KY - MARCH 05: John Calipari the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats gives instructions to his team in the game against the LSU Tigers at Rupp Arena on March 5, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Today should have been the start of the 2020 NCAA Tournament. But the global coronavirus pandemic has forced most of America into their homes for the foreseeable future. Luckily for Kentucky basketball fans, they'll be getting a special surprise today.

On Thursday, Kentucky basketball announced that they would be doing a special rebroadcast of their 2012 Final Four showdown with arch-rival Louisville. The game will air on the UK Sports Network.

Ahead of the big event, Coach Cal had a message for Big Blue Nation. Taking to Twitter, Calipari called it "really neat" for the school to be doing it. He expressed his hope that letting fans rewatch the game gives them "a little entertainment and joy" tonight.

Calipari also announced that Kentucky will have different games being shown on the network in the days to come. He said each game will represent a different round in the tournament the Wildcats hoped to be playing in.

On March 31, 2012, Kentucky and Louisville faced off for the sixth time in the NCAA Tournament. But it was the first time they had squared off in the Final Four.

The Wildcats had a seven-point halftime lead but needed a strong second half before putting the Cardinals away for good.

As he had all year, Anthony Davis led the way, recording a double-double in a 69-61 win.

Kentucky would go on to beat Kansas in the national title game, securing the Wildcats their eighth national title.

It should be a fun night for any member of Big Blue Nation.