LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Former Kentucky hero and current Arkansas coach John Pelphrey got a huge ovation when he was introduced in the arena where his banner hangs from the Rupp rafters.
It figures to be all downhill from there for Pelphrey.
His team is nowhere near as good as Kentucky's, and this game sets up all wrong for the Razorbacks. They played a 40-minute fight with Florida Thursday night, then had to travel to Lexington Friday for this game. Kentucky, meanwhile, had no midweek game and will be as rested as it has been all season.
And the Wildcats have their eye on their first No. 1 ranking since 2003. Seven years is a long time in Cat years.