UK & IU discuss reviving basketball series
04/29/2015 01:26 PM
Since 1969 the Wildcats and Hoosiers have tipped off at least once against each other in men’s basketball every season until 2012. That season the National Champion Wildcats lost on a wild buzzer beater (That has become the 21st century version of “The Shot”) in Bloomington before getting revenge later that season in the NCAA Tournament
Since then neither side could agree on a new series. IU wanted a home and home series while UK preferred neutral sites according to many reports. Now it seems that maybe officials from both sides are looking to compromise and renew the border rivalry.
According to a report in the Indiana Business Journal. IU athletic director Fred Glass said that “I personally would like to renew the conversations…I think the two teams should play in December.”
UK deputy AD DeWayne Peevy did confirm that the two sides have had some discussion but “…up to this point, no contests have been scheduled.”
A sticking point going forward looks to be locations of the games. UK still prefers to play at Lucas Oil instead of Bloomington while Glass says that IU wants at least “some” of the games played on campus.
Let us know what you think. Should this rivalry be renewed? Where would you like to see the games played?
UK holds a 32-24 all time record versus IU, having last defeated the Hoosiers 102-90 during the NCAA tournament Sweet 16 in Atlanta on March 23, 2012.