Rick Pitino met with his favorite media friends this afternoon to preview the Cards’ big game against Ohio State, and, of course, the topic of Kentucky came up. During a lengthy explanation of Louisville’s non-conference schedule, Rick said he believes this Kentucky team is one of the best ever in the history of the game. “Opening with Minnesota was difficult, of course playing against Kentucky in one of the best teams ever assembled is going to be difficult,” Pitino said.
Pitino also said that he believes the environment in the Yum Center for the Ohio State game will be the best ever, even better than UK/Louisville games. Why? According to Pitino, too much blue gets in.
I don’t think Kentucky is a great atmosphere. I really don’t. I think there are 5,000 of them getting in our building. We got five getting into their building they get 5,000. I don’t think it’s a great atmosphere, I would put that tenth on the list of great atmospheres. When I was at Kentucky sometimes we’d go into Freedom Hall and at the end of the game, you’d hear the lets go blue cheers. I wish we’d have what they have. If you see red, get them out of the building.
If you’re in blue in the Yum Center on the 27th, make sure to fight back.