Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Team: Kentucky Wildcats

Head Coach: John Calipari

Team Mascot: Blue, Scratch, and The Wildcat

Year Opened: 1976

Capacity: 23500

City / State: Lexington / Kentucky

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Kentucky vs Louisville

Rival Team: Louisville Cardinals

College basketball is king in Kentucky, so if shouldn’t surprise you that there is a great deal of animosity between the two largest programs in the state. The Kentucky-Louisville rivalry is one of the best in college basketball and was even ranked the third best rivalry in college basketball by college basketball analyst Dick Vitale. Kentucky and Louisville are always among the best teams in the country, so you’ll be in for a treat when attending a Kentucky-Louisville game.

Kentucky vs Tennessee

Rival Team: Tennessee Volunteers

The Kentucky-Tennessee basketball rivalry has been going strong since 1910 and is one of the fiercest basketball rivalries in the SEC. The two schools match up in a variety of sports, but few sports matter as much to the fans as the basketball contests so make sure to be in attendance when the Vols come to Rupp Arena.

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Kentucky vs Florida

Rival Team: Florida Gators

While the Kentucky may have a large lead in the overall series, there is usually a lot at stake when these two SEC rivals get together. The rivalry has produced many dramatic moments including the Gators 61-60 victory over the Wildcats in the 2014 SEC Conference Championship Game, so make sure to be in attendance when Florida comes to town.

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Kentucky vs Indiana

Rival Team: Indiana Hoosiers

The rivalry between Kentucky and Indiana began with a football game in 1893, however, over the years the basketball rivalry between these two powerhouses has overshadowed the football one. The two schools are two of the most decorated programs in college basketball with the Hoosiers having won five national championships and the Wildcats claiming eight. The rivalry hasn’t been a regular fixture since 2011, so you’ll want to be there when these two get together next.

Kentucky vs North Carolina

Rival Team: North Carolina Tar Heels

Kentucky and North Carolina are two of the winningest programs in college basketball, so there is always a lot at stake when these two schools clash. The two schools have played a regular series sporadically and while they aren’t playing regularly right now if you get the chance to see these two basketball titans play don’t miss it.

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Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Team: Kentucky Wildcats

Head Coach: John Calipari

Team Mascot: Blue, Scratch, and The Wildcat

Year Opened: 1976

Capacity: 23500

City / State: Lexington / Kentucky

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