It’s no secret that attendance for Kentucky Wildcats games at Rupp Arena has been declining in recent years, including the student section, and it’s hurt the home-court advantage that we had become accustomed to under John Calipari.
Now, UK is looking to help boost student attendance with a pretty sweet giveaway for the school’s upcoming matchup with the Ole Miss Rebels.
On Thursday, the school announced that it will be giving away Anthony Davis Lakers jersey shirts to the first 100 students for next week’s clash with the Rebels.
We're giving out @AntDavis23 @Lakers jersey t-shirts at our next home game.— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) February 6, 2020
The first 100 @universityofky students at the Feb. 15 game vs. Ole Miss in @Rupp_Arena will get one in honor of @NBAAllStar Weekend | #BBN #TGT #LaFamilia pic.twitter.com/DhuI6wlNBC
Part of the reason for the giveaway is this will take place during NBA All-Star Weekend, but let’s be real. Attendance has been really lacking when UK has hosted lesser opponents this season, and Ole Miss is one of the worst teams in the SEC this year, so this game probably would have had some weak student attendance if not for this giveaway.