Though it hasn’t been released entirely, Kentucky’s 2011-12 schedule could end up rivaling it’s roster in terms of talent and big names when it’s all said and done. There are the usual suspects (Louisville, IU), a few newcomers from the Big East (St. John’s, USF) and one big name from schedules past (Kansas). The biggest game of the year, however, is set to be at Rupp Arena against North Carolina, which could be a matchup of #1 and #2 teams.
When the Tar Heels came rolling into Rupp two years ago, the teams featured fairly loaded rosters and over 20 NBA scouts showed up. This year, that’s probably going to be even higher. No disrespect to Boogie and Wall and Patterson and those guys, but consider just how stacked these two teams are going to be. This is the roster breakdown:
14 McDonald’s All-Americans
7 PARADE All-Americans
10 players projected to go in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft (NBADraft.net)
So, is this the biggest game at Rupp Arena in the last….I honestly don’t know. I’ve said several times that it’s going to be the most high-profile regular season game in a long time, but that’s only because I can’t think of one with the potential to be as loaded. I’ve got a bad case of post-church brain haze, so I’ll pose the question to you. What was the biggest game you remember at Rupp Arena and could this come close or potentially eclipse it? And consider college basketball as a whole and ask the same question. What is the last game you remember being this excited for?