LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) Cats fans can now breathe a sigh of relief as they celebrate the big win over their biggest rival, the University of Louisville.
It’s a win that Wildcat fans have been waiting for. “When we beat Louisville it’s always a huge win,” one UK fan said.
On Saturday, you didn't need a seat in Rupp Arena to revel in the excitement surrounding the match up.
At Buffalo Wild Wings in Lexington, fans were on the edge of their seats as they watched the game to see which rival would come out on top.
Believe it or not, even some Louisville fans applauded Cats fans for their team's effort on the court.
“It was a really competitive game, both teams were playing really hard but I’ll give it up to UK they played really good,” a Louisville fan told us.
With the season far from over, UK fans hope Saturday’s win will make the team more confident on the court.
“They just need to pull it all together and get that confidence higher and listen to the coach. They’re going to be a number one team.”
The Cats next game will be on January 8th when they will face off against Mississippi State.