Many Big Blue fans at Wednesday's open practice told us it would be their only chance to see the Cats during the NCAA tournament. So they wanted to make the most of it!
Fans packed inside the KFC Yum! Center Wednesday afternoon to watch the Cats warm up during open practice. A lot of people were able to come and cheer them on because they're playing so close to home.
No matter where you're coming from, no matter how short or long a ride it is, every Cats fan is here for the same reason.
"I'm a die-hard UK fan that's why. I love Kentucky. They're like the best team ever," said Jessica Dakin.
"We love March Madness so we're just excited for the tournament to start. We're glad to be here because we don't have tickets for Thursday yet so this is the next best thing for us," said Amy O'Daniel, who brought family and friends to the practice in Louisville. The drive from her home to the KFC Yum! Center took about ten minutes.
"The children got a half day at school and we were excited to come. Big Kentucky fans."
The Cats first game is against Western Kentucky. Tip off is at 6:50 p.m.