Getting top programs to play each other is not always easy in college sports, especially in a non-conference matchup during the regular season.
Indiana and Kentucky have a rivalry in college basketball that stretches back to the 1920s. However, the two teams have not met up in the regular season since 2011 when Christian Watford became a hero for the Hoosiers with his last second buzzer-beater. There have been two tournament matchups since then, but analyst Dick Vitale wants to see egos put aside so the rivalry can resume.
Kentucky currently leads the all-time series 32-25, with Indiana winning the most recent matchup that came in the 2016 NCAA Tournament.
College basketball is different than college football as one loss doesn't derail a team's season. Some may claim Vitale is harkening back to a past era. However, this rivalry was a fixture on the schedule for decades. The two teams are routinely among the best programs in the country and the rivalry comes natural given the close proximity between the schools.
Vitale is known for being loud and sometimes nonsensical, but this time we should all listen to what he has to say for the good of the game.