College basketball fans continue to be some of the rowdiest in all of sports. 


As time dwindled down to just about two minutes on Saturday night, ​the Kentucky

student section shouted in a harmonious chorus of “overrated” chants, directed at the No. 1 Tennessee Volunteers during their matchup at Rupp Arena


Furious at the crowd's actions, Wildcats coach John Calipari personally shut it down himself, shouting “No! No! Stop!”


After the game, Calipari addressed the situation stating, “They’re not overrated, they’re probably underrated.”

Of course, Coach Cal did what he needed to do considering his reputation and for the sake of sportsmanship. Plus, the more hype surrounding Tennessee, the more clout Kentucky receives for beating them in total domination as they did, 86-69. 

 

Calipari was also trying to look out for the sake of his own team, considering they have to travel on the road to Knoxville in two weeks for a rematch. His Wildcats don't need to give the Vols any more reason for vengeance. 


Tennessee is 15-0 at home so far this season and will definitely have a fire lit under their butts for that game. 

But, Kentucky fans were right. Tennessee is overrated and should not have been No. 1 in the first place. They didn't play as difficult of a schedule, especially compared to Kentucky who had to play North Carolina, Mississippi State (twice), Auburn, Kansas and then LSU (a game they should have won anyway).  


I understand that coach Rick Barnes' Volunteers had an extremely impressive record and have great players in Grant Williams and Admiral Scofield. BUT, Kentucky came to play on Saturday night and looked much more prepared to battle than Tennessee, given their experience against good competition this season.