An injured Kentucky team battles an injured Arkansas team on the road today, with a high number of freshmen making the trip. All eyes are on Jalen Whitlow to will UK to victory today.
Arkansas won against Auburn last week to snap their own four-game losing streak. Also filled with injuries, the Razorbacks are looking to win and win big against Kentucky today to change the momentum in their season. Will UK rise to the occasion and upset Arkansas on the road?
If you missed it, Big Blue Madness was quite a spectacle. Simply finding innovative ways to top any other school, the floor at Rupp Arena was used as a projection screen. There’s not really much I can say to describe how amazing the presentation was. The men’s team made an entrance like no other. Coach Calipari, along with members from the other seven championship teams, re-raised the banners in Rupp. To me, Calipari has done more than just win games, as he has been able to embrace the tradition and help Kentucky basketball mold into a family.
But the UK women’s team also was impressive during their presentation, from their dance moves to the three-point shooting. Coach Matthew Mitchell had a MC Hammer routine that possibly no other coach in the country could top it. Cat Scratches takes a look at the top five moments from last night.
It was a great night in Rupp, but not limited just to basketball. Before Madness took place, the Kentucky volleyball team defeated Mississippi State 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-18), during their first ever appearance in Rupp Arena in front of 5,200 fans.
And as a bonus, Sports Illustrated takes a look at other Midnight Madness celebrations across the country as college basketball rings in the new year.