Courier Journal: A Kentucky College Basketball Tournament

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    Courier Journal: A Kentucky College Basketball Tournament

    Count us in for an all-Kentucky NCAA basketball tournament

    Think this would be an amazingly fun thing for college basketball fans in Kentucky to enjoy every year. Some good suggestions about how to do it are in the article. Indiana already does something like this and I think Kentucky could perfect that concept.
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    Cal would never agree to it.

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    That'll never happen.

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    At best, you get the "other 4" teams (or however many) playing each other and whatever two teams come out of that could play either UK or UofL, at their place, in two separate games.

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    No chance, but just imagining the idea for a second is really cool. I know UK nor UofL would do it, but it would be cool if they were road games. Imagine UK playing in Diddle or BB&T. That would be awesome and a really cool event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Cal would never agree to it.
    I do not think UK or UL would subscribe to some wacky round-robin tournament idea, but it is plausible to see a scenario where they play a handful of games in one day at Rupp or the Yum! Both UK and UL play in-state teams every year, so it is not far fetched to think it could be featured differently.

    Unfortunately we do not have another neutral major venue to showcase the event like Indiana does.

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    It would be fun.

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    Kentucky could host their games at Louisville and vice versa. That would be fun.

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    No way UK and UL would want to play each other twice in a month span. Probably could rotate years who is in it between UK and UL. When UK is the host they play in it and UL doesn't. When UL host, UL plays in it and UK doesn't.

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    The article addresses some of the concerns you all mentioned. Tie the UL/UK yearly game into this tournament. Give the two teams with the highest RPI from the previous season automatic “bye’s” into the semifinals. That way UK/UL will still play each other every year unless the lose in the semifinals against WKY/NKU/EKU/MSU/Morehead.

    This tournament would make a killing. The fan bases of all these teams + basketball fans across the state would love to spend a weekend taking in great basketball. Could make it for Charity or something as a way to blackmail UKY or UL into participating haha.

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