ST. LOUIS, Mo. (WKYT) - The doors are open at the Scottrade Center welcoming fans. The UK fans are unique breed: loyal, loud and always ready to hit the road and travel with their cats.
"We are just really excited about it," said Diane Anstine, a UK fan. "We have never brought the kids to an NCAA Tournament game before. We think its great, its here. The kids are out of school so we decided to come on down."
Just like players and coaches have a game strategy, UK fans put in a lot of thought as to how they expect their Cats to play.
"I'm looking for Julius Randle to step up, I'm calling him out," Bill Hunter, a UK fan says. "James young because he is such a good shooter and we need a good game out of him."
The Big Blue Nation has certainly invaded St. Louis.
UK will play against Kansas State tonight at 9:40 p.m. on WKYT.