Yesterday there was a blizzard. A State of Emergency was declared. As Ryan Lemond so eloquently put it, “The State of Kentucky is Closed.”
Plenty of places might still be shut down, but not Rupp Arena. With the roads, parking lots and sidewalks near Rupp cleared, 22,975 Kentucky fans filled the stands. They were rewarded for their efforts with a dominating performance.
“These knuckleheads figured out how to get here, I have no idea.” Calipari said he expected maybe 18,000 in the stands, “I walked in and it’s packed. Are you kidding me? You gotta be crazy.”