If you are a fan of the Pikeville College Bears, today, with the release of UK's basketball schedule, you found a suprise at the top of the list. On Wednesday, October 31st, Kentucky will be hosting the Pikeville College Bears for an exhibition game. When Kelly Wells, the head coach of the Bears, was asked about his thoughts on the game, he had this to say.
"Well you know, as a young coach it is obviously a great honor for our coaches and our players. The opportunity for us to play at Rupp Arena against a team that a majority of us grew up loving and supporting, and actually still do. Our community has just as strong of a UK base, as well as liking their Bears. So I think it will be a great companionship between the two, and hopefully we will be able to come in and be competitive."
When asked about his thoughts on playing a regionally televised game, Wells was very greatful for the opportunity.
"Well, there is always pressure I mean. Obviously the pressure to play one of the number one teams in the country, and one of the best coaches. The fact that its in the number one venue in the country to play basketball adds its owns pressure and television puts some more on that. At the same time as a player and a coach, those are the things you live for, you know. Its going to be a great opportunity that we do not always get and we are certainly thankful to the University of Kentucky for giving us the opportunity."