Rick Pitino held a press conference today in Louisville to discuss his team’s upcoming basketball season, and the topic of the Kentucky game came up because of course it did.
When asked about the odd Friday afternoon start for the Cats and Cards, Pitino replied, “Well most people in Lexington don’t work.”
“They’re into basketball all the time,” he added, after a pause for reaction. “Their weekend starts on Thursday night, so they’re going to take off. Believe me, it will be packed.”
WATCH: Rick Pitino reacts to the odd Kentucky/Louisville start time (Dec 29 at 1pm): pic.twitter.com/TtUzKNpJpn
— Dan Koob (@DanKoob_WLKY) September 7, 2017
Many fans have complained about the 1 pm tip, but Pitino is right: Big Blue Nation will take off and Rupp will be packed.