By LARRY VAUGHT
Since John Calipari has been at Kentucky, he’s only lost two Rupp Arena games — Baylor and Texas A&M last season. He’s had some incredible wins, including the one over North Carolina on Anthony Davis’ last-shot block during the national championship season.
But has he ever had a bigger, more meaningful home win than the one over Louisville Saturday?
If UK had lost, it would have been the Cats’ fourth loss going into non-conference play, not what one expects from a team ranked No. 1 in preseason polls. It would have dropped UK out of the rankings, a huge blow for postseason seeding. It would have shaken a young team’s confidence even more, and likely caused quite a panic with UK fans as well.
And then to win the game with Julius Randle either a non-factor or unable to play the season half was something no one could have scripted.
Throw in the passion for the UK-Louisville rivalry, and I just can’t remember a bigger home win.
What about you? Where would you rank Saturday’s win on the list of Calipari victories in Rupp Arena? Anxious to see what vaughtsviews.com readers think and believe on this.