For those of you who don't know, Kev and I are HUGE UK Basketball fans.
We love love love Coach Cal and his cats!
And unless you have been living under a rock, you know that they UK Wildcats are kind of a big deal this year in college basketball.
Ahem, Ahem.....7 national championships on our mission for number 8.
UK just happened to be the overall #1 seed in the NCAA tourney this year and those games just happened to be played an hour away from Lexington.
Insert the YUM center located in Louisville, KY.
Kev surprised us with tickets to the 3rd round NCAA games to cheer on our wildcats.
We were stoked!
I may have been hoping for a UCONN re-match (they did knock us out in the final four last year), but we settled for Iowa state).
He booked us a free room via his Mariott points that was literally directly across from the arena.
We would then spend our St. Patrick's Day weekend in nothing other than KY BLUE!!
We dropped the doggies off at their pet hotel and headed up I-64 to the ville.
I had my game face on.
Catching Kevin Rex off guard.
We threw on some more blue for pre-gaming with some friends.
That's what Ky players do when we shove a 3ball in your face :-)
The YUM center was amazing.
Literally it felt like we were playing in Rupp Arena.
The crowd was electrifying and there were seas of blue everywhere you looked.
90 percent or more of the crowd were fans of the big blue nation that came to cheer on their cats in full force.
It was soooooo much fun.
We kicked some Iowa state booty and are moving on to the sweet 16 for a bitter match up with Indiana.
They are the only other team besides Vandy to beat us this season.
We are out for REVENGE.
Kev and I have been so tempted to drive to
Atlanta Catlanta this weekend for another taste of March Madness.
It was mine and Kev's first NCAA tourney and it was so special because of the atmosphere.
It was basically a home UK home game on steroids.
It was so neat to see the streets of Louisville, an arch nemesis, filled with blue.
Everywhere you looked there were KY fans jacked up for the game.
It was nutso!
We are so proud of our team this season and we love that they have our city on fire for them.
Us Kentucky fans are pretty passionate about our basketball and we feel like this is our year to hang another banner in Rupp.
If you don't have a team or your team got beat out already, cheer on our wildcats.
I promise they are super fun and exciting to watch.
Needless to say, it was a fabulous St.
Catrick's Day Patrick's Day weekend.