With a winter storm currently working its way through Nashville, the team arrived last night to avoid any travel problems; however, with a layer of ice and up to two inches of snow expected to be on the ground by tomorrow, there could still be issues for fans heading to the game.
“It’s turning bad,” Calipari said on today’s teleconference. “I was out this morning and it’s gotten colder. Last night, I didn’t even have a coat on. We just made a decision to leave last night because the airline called us at 5 p.m. and said there’s some ice and rain and we may not be able to take off [tomorrow]. And then it was, well, we can ride a bus tomorrow but then it would be seven hours trying to get up here. So, we just decided at 7 p.m., we’re leaving at 8:30 p.m. So, we gathered up the guys and we just got in the bus and got up here around 11:30 p.m. and we’re here.”
Conditions are expected to be so bad that Vanderbilt is closing down campus at 3 p.m., but they’re letting UK get in their practice beforehand.
“We’re going to practice on their court. They’re nice enough — Vanderbilt– they’re going to practice before us because they’re going to close down the school. They want everybody off the campus by 3 p.m. because it’s supposed to be really icy and snowy and hopefully it clears up by tomorrow so we won’t have any issues with the game.”