On Saturday, College GameDay will return to Rupp Arena for the eighth time. Recent history suggests that’s a bad sign for Kentucky vs. Kansas. The Cats have lost their last three GameDay games at Rupp Arena:
Kentucky in College GameDay games at Rupp Arena
|2/19/2005||Mississippi State at No. 5 Kentucky||Rupp Arena||W, 94-78|
|2/10/2007||No. 1 Florida at No. 18 Kentucky||Rupp Arena||L, 64-61|
|2/13/2010||No. 12 Tennessee at No. 2 Kentucky||Rupp Arena||W, 73-62|
|2/23/2013||Missouri at Kentucky||Rupp Arena||W, 90-83|
|2/15/2014||No. 3 Florida at No. 14 Kentucky||Rupp Arena||L, 69-59|
|1/28/2017||No. 2 Kansas at No. 4 Kentucky||Rupp Arena||L, 79-73|
|1/20/2018||Florida at No. 18 Kentucky||Rupp Arena||L, 66-64|
Kentucky has also lost its last three games vs. the Jayhawks: the Champions Classic last season and the SEC/Big 12 Challenge in 2016 and 2017. On the flip side, Kentucky did win its last GameDay game at West Virginia last season. Let’s hope that’s the only streak that continues on Saturday.
If you’re interested in going to GameDay, the show starts at 11 a.m. Admission is free and doors open at 9 a.m. After watching last night’s game, I just hope they don’t talk about Duke the whole time.