The Kentucky-Louisville rivalry couldn’t have been much more foreign to Marcus Lee just a few years ago.
|Kentucky vs. Louisville
Sat., Dec. 26 – 12 p.m. ET
Game Notes: UK | UL
Radio: UK Sports Network
Growing up in Antioch, Calif., nearly 2,500 miles from Rupp Arena – the site of Saturday’s annual reprisal of the “Dream Game” between the intrastate foes – he knew little about what he was stepping into when he arrived in Lexington.
He knows about everything there is to know now.
“Now that I have the total story of it — I ‘ve been here a while, I understand it,” said Lee, now a junior. “It starts growing on you.”
The rivalry grew on Dominique Hawkins long ago. Hawkins, also a junior, grew up in the thick of it in Richmond, Ky., a UK fan from birth.