In an interview with John Fanta of the Full Court Press with Fanta and Adams, Louisville head coach Chris Mack answered a question on whether the Bluegrass rivals would meet this season by saying, “I don’t know.”
Mack then went onto discuss a potentially unfair advantage for the Wildcats. Louisville is scheduled to host the matchup between the two rivals this season, but with the coronavirus still spreading, it’s unlikely there will be many or any fans in college basketball arena’s this season.
That would mean UK and Louisville would play in front of an empty or drastically reduced Yum Center crowd in 2020, then head to a packed Rupp Arena in 2021.
“Where is the equity of Kentucky coming here in front of no fans, and then having to go to Rupp Arena in front of 21,000 fans?” Mack asked.
NEW: I asked Louisville head coach Chris Mack if the Cardinals will face Kentucky this season. His response: pic.twitter.com/p54nrkSCFE— John Fanta (@John_Fanta) September 23, 2020
Someone tell Mack that Kentucky football had games vs. Eastern Illinois, Eastern Michigan and Kent State taken off their schedule and replaced with Alabama.
Mack took over the Cardinals in 2018 and is 0-2 against Kentucky so far, dropping a game at home by a score of 71-58 in 2018. Then in 2019, he lost at Rupp Arena 78-70 in overtime.