Asked by John Fanta if the game will happen this year, Mack said, “I don’t know.” “Where is the equity of Kentucky coming here in front of no fans and then having to go back to Rupp Arena in front of 21,000 fans?” Mack asked. “But I recognize and we recognize the best rivalry in all of college basketball. If there was somehow we could do this at a neutral site, again that’s without talking to Kentucky and what their scheduling holds.” Kentucky and Louisville have met 53 times and Kentucky leads 37-16, including two NCAA Tournament games. Kentucky won last year’s game 78-70 at Rupp. In other scheduling news, the SEC announced it will play an 18-game schedule over 20 dates beginning Dec. 29-30, and that the SEC/Big 12 Challenge will begin in late January.
John Calipari responds to Chris Mack’s whining about UL game:— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) September 25, 2020
“We are prepared to come to Louisville to play this season under the previously agreed upon terms, and we fully expect Louisville to honor the agreement with a return Game to Rupp Arena next season.”
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The SEC will play an 18-game hoops schedule starting 12/29 and 12/30 pic.twitter.com/xOMt5eLHyP— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) September 25, 2020