John Calipari asked the Kentucky faithful in Rupp Arena to stay standing for the final 8 minutes of today’s game. The crowd responded by answering his request and creating one of the most rabid Rupp Arena environments I’ve ever seen. Florida went scoreless in the final 7 minutes of the game, all the while the fans were standing and screaming. “We needed the fans to carry us over the finish line and they did. That building was unbelievable. That’s as loud as we’ve been the last four years.” Calipari was impressed and said that today was as loud as he’s ever heard Rupp. Calipari noted the advantage, and looked forward to the Big Blue Mist that will overtake Nashville next week for the SEC tournament.
“The good news is, we don’t have any more road games. Nashville’s been a good home to us.”