Its’ safe to say that college basketball is on the horizon now that the annual Blue-White game is about to tip-off. This game will feature the 2012 Kentucky Wildcats divided into two teams of equally divided players and coaches who will compete against each other in an exhibition game-like manner. It will be the first scrimmage UK fans will get to witness as they get a glimpse into what they can expect to see this year as the Cats look to defend their National Championship crown.
What to Look For
Every year, Kentucky fans are treated to a night of some very athletic and jaw-dropping dunks. The players want this scrimmage to be somewhat competitive, but they also want to put on a show for the fans while displaying their immense athletic ability. Expect to see Nerlens Noel look to return the favor to Willey Cauley-Stein for posterizing him in the Big Blue Madness scrimmage
A More Realistic Scrimmage
Big Blue Madness was almost all-show, and no real competition. The Blue-White game will be much more competitive, as this will be the first time the players get to play in a competitive environment in front of a Rupp Arena crowd of likely 20,000+ fans. John Calipari will want to see how his player perform under the lights vs. how they’ve been playing behind closed doors in practice. How many players over the years have we seen raved about behind the scenes, only to struggle to perform under the bright lights of a packed arena? Hopefully none this year.
At the conclusion of the Blue-White game, UK will be playing the latest episode of ESPN’s documentary, Kentucky: Al-Access on the video boards. There’s even rumors afloat that the players will come out and watch it with the fans after the game, and one would have to assume they’ll be signing autographs in the process.