Rowdy Rupp Arena crowd helped boost Kentucky Wildcats

Rowdy Rupp - photo by Tammie Brown |
Rowdy Rupp – photo by Tammie Brown |

stood, the Wildcats won and the Gators fell.  On Friday Kentucky coach  made of his 1,232,696 followers a simple request: If you were going to the vs. game Saturday, stand at the under-eight-minute media timeout and stay on your feet the rest of the game.

After Scottie Wilbekin hit a three-pointer with 7:36 to play in the game, pushing Florida’s lead to seven points, Calipari took a timeout – and the answered his call.

For the remainder of the game, almost everyone in stood. With UK’s season on the line, the propelled the Wildcats to a 61-57 win.

“Unbelievable…,” Calipari said of Saturday’s crowd.

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