UK BASKETBALL | Kentucky Fans Gather at Pregame Pep Rally

03/22/2018 07:23 PM

The Kentucky men’s basketball team is getting ready to play its Sweet 16 match-up on Thursday night at approximately 9:37 p.m. ET inside Atlanta’s Philips Arena.

The No. 5-seeded Wildcats (26-10) will face off against the No. 9-seeded Kansas St. Wildcats (24-11).

Before the game, the UK Alumni Association held a pep rally across the street from Philips Arena at the Georgia World Congress Center. While there, KSTV caught up with former Kentucky basketball player Jack “Goose” Givens:

KSTV also caught up with plenty of Kentucky basketball fans at the event:

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at


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