By LARRY VAUGHT
One Kentucky official told coach John Calipari he thought maybe 12,000 fans would be at Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt because of the weather. Calipari said he was optimistically hoping for 18,000.
Instead, over 22,000 fans braved the cold and snow to watch Kentucky pound Vanderbilt.
“These knuckleheads figured out how to get here,” Calipari joked. “I have no idea whether they came two days ago because they heard the storm. Whether they were stuck on the highway and walked here, I don’t know.
“I mean, but I walked in and I looked up at (section) 202 or whatever that corner is and it’s packed. Are you kidding me? You’ve got to be crazy. No one’s left their house. There’s no bread on the shelves. There’s no milk. There’s no eggs. And 25,000 figured out how to get here. And they’re going to wait for a radio show. What, are you nuts?”
Freshman Jamal Murray was thankful the fans came.
“We know that Kentucky has the best fans in the country. Glad they came out and supported us and that we got the win for them,” Murray said.