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Archie Miller thinks Kentucky and Indiana could renew their rivalry

Archie Miller believes the rivalry can be salvaged.

NCAA Basketball: Wisconsin at Indiana Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats and Indiana Hoosiers haven’t played a regular season game since 2011 and we all know what happened and why John Calipari refuses to ever visit Assembly Hall ever again.

The last time the two teams met was in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, with Indiana pulling one out over the Cats.

So will the two ever meet again? Archie Miller believes things can be worked out, as he said on Aaron Torres’ podcast.

When asked about the possibility of re-igniting the rivalry, Miller said that he thinks it could happen.

“I think, No. 1, it’s a great game. And it’s going to generate great fanfare, it’s going to generate great camaraderie with the schools, television. In general, if you go back, the split RCA Dome, half blue, half red, and some of the games people grew up watching.”

While Miller said that he and Calipari have never spoken directly to each other about the possibility of it, they have had intermediaries speak to one another and throw around the idea.

With John Calipari holding a viscous grudge over the Indiana program and fanbase for the way they treated UK player parents back in 2011, who knows if this is a relationship that can ever be repaired, but Archie Miller certainly seems to think it can be.

Do you want to see the UK-IU rivalry resume, or has Kentucky been better off without IU on their schedule for the past nine years?