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By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky and Vanderbilt are the only two unbeaten teams in Southeastern Conference play and they don’t meet for the first time until Feb. 11 in Nashville.
However, that game is going to be intense for more than just the team’s records.
Earlier this week Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings complained about Kentucky not having to play a Thursday-Saturday setup like nine other league teams do this year, especially since the Cats also didn’t last season.
Friday it was Kentucky coach John Calipari’s turn to voice his side of UK not having any Thursday SEC games on the schedule other than one that precedes a Sunday game rather than a Saturday game.
â€œI think there are two other teams in our league that donâ€™t. We do have a Thursday game, though, because TV has decided weâ€™re a CBS game and TV decides most of this,” said Calipari. “The option is donâ€™t go on TV and play the date you want to play or play when they want. We sign a TV contract and we have to go with what they say. If they wanted us on every Thursday then weâ€™d play on Thursday and I wouldnâ€™t say a thing.
“Whatever our schedule is, weâ€™ll play. Everyone knows from my history, weâ€™ll play any team, any place, any time. Weâ€™ll play on I-95, shut it down. Weâ€™ll play on Bluegrass Parkway, shut it down. Thatâ€™s the schedule, thatâ€™s what they threw at us and weâ€™ll take it on.â€
Can’t wait for Feb. 11.