Their basketball team may not be making waves, but damn, Asheville would be a nice place to live.
It’s so hard to care about this game with the real Carolina on the horizon. They’re 0-6, including losses to Georgia by 21 and Tennessee by 75. When Kentucky last played them in 1999 we won 86-41. All I’d really like to see is a dominant performance by the Cats tonight in every aspect of the game. While this game may just be a blip on the radar, it should be a blast to watch.
Everyone knows by now that Calipari is lobbying to play three games at Freedom Hall per season, including a rivalry game and an SEC game. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m fine with them having just one game, two at most. I wouldn’t mind it being against a tad more formidable opponent than UNC-Asheville though. When you get right down to it, Louisville is a mere 60 minute drive down 64 to Lexington, and Lexington is where the Cats call home. To have even just one big rivalry or conference game played in Louisville as a “home” game just doesn’t feel right. Call me a spoiled UK fan from central Kentucky. But alas, may the will of Calipari be done, in Louisville as it is in Lexington.