2014 Kentucky Wildcats Men's Basketball Road Games
A program that routinely rises to the top of the standings is
Kentucky, a program that is arguably the strongest in the entire country. Com out to a big Wildcats game and you'll experience
the tradition of excellence that has only grown over the years for the Wildcats, a school that is practically synonymous with
athletic excellence – basketball in particular. When the Wildcats are digging in looking to put the final touches on
a huge win that will shoot them up the standings, there is only one place to be if you're a true fan, giving you plenty of
reasons to keep an eye on the schedule to make sure you don't miss a second of the excitement.
But just don't make the
mistake of thinking that it's all about the home games, as even though home games at Rupp Arena are an absolute must, on the
road you'll also encounter plenty of passionate Wildcats fans whenever they head out for an away game. With a completely different
perspective during a road trip, you'll see what it's like for the Wildcats to head into hostile territory against a top-tier
opponent, and you'll end up with an experience that might have you hitting the road again much sooner than later.
As the teams set up for opening tip off the fans stand up and vociferously cheer for their alma mater and
hometown favorites, you'll see that college basketball is a sport that needs to be experienced first-hand if you want to truly
appreciate it. Before you know it the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another
tight contest. When the game is on the line in a matchup that has already had its fair share of twists and turns, you'll understand
that this is big boy basketball played at the highest possible level.
The biggest rivalry by
far for the Kentucky Wildcats exists with in-state rivals the Louisville Cardinals. Fortunately for basketball fans everywhere,
the two schools face each other at least once a year despite not being in the same conference. This long standing rivalry
has long been one of the best in the sport and only intensified a few years ago when former Kentucky head coach, and basketball
Hall of Fame member, Rick Pitino took over as the head coach of Louisville. As for an SEC rival, Kentucky is also always anxious
to take on the Florida Gators, who are annually competing with the Wildcats to earn the top spot in the conference standings.
Florida is the only other school in the conference to have won more than one national title and the Wildcats are constantly
looking to cement their position as the dominant basketball team in the SEC.
Kentucky Wildcats Trivia
you know that the Wildcats have won the NCAA Tournament eight different times?
As one of the most dominant programs
in the history of college basketball, the Wildcats and their fans have seen plenty of success over the years, routinely not
just making it to the Tournament but making deep runs as well.
Kentucky Wildcats History
their first national title back in 1948, the Wildcats have built their program into a perennial powerhouse that is always
flirting with the top of the standings thanks to rosters that tend to be stacked with the stars of both today and tomorrow.
The Wildcats have won NCAA titles in five different decades, with too many players going on to play in the NBA to name without
trying to write the next great American novel. Some of the best players, however, include current superstars like Anthony
Davis, Rajon Rondo, John Wall and more, and the list of ex-NBA players is also very long as well. But even though the Wildcats
have had plenty of successful seasons over the years, this is a program that remains hungry to get right back to the top of
the sport, which is why each and every one of their games is a highly followed sporting event around Lexington.
The Wildcats play their home games at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, a state-of-the-art venue that is known as being
one of the very best in all of college basketball. But even though home games are an absolute must, it can also be just as
exciting to be there on the road when the Wildcats take to the court for an epic battle against a talented opponent in a game
that is sure to have plenty of twists, turns and nail-biting moments. When you're there, whether home or on the road, and
you're wearing your proud Wildcats colors, you'll definitely understand with crystal clear clarity that there is no substitution
for the live viewing experience, as it's the only way to see the game from a completely different level.