Originally Posted by dabvu2498
Not sure why this matters. They played em, didn't they? Agreeing to play in Maui or any other ESPN arranged "classic" is agreeing to play in a difficult game... Away from home.
The ironic part is that UK is moving towards the "Duke model" in scheduling. Fewer home and homes, fewer nonconference rivalry games.
2nd irony: Coach K is a "coward" but is about to agree to play UK in a neutral site series.
There is nothing even close to similar about the way Duke schedules and the way UK schedules. Never has been. Look up the number of OOC games Duke has scheduled
on a ranked opponent's home floor in the past 20 years. It's mind-boggling. Again, I thought this was common knowledge among college basketball observers, but maybe not. If the the UK/Duke series does indeed come to fruition, I (and a lot of others) will be shocked, because it would be totally out of the ordinary for Coach K to do something like that.