Lexington: Home Away From Home

By - March 15, 2007

If the Palestra is the Notre Dame de Paris of college basketball, Rupp Arena is the Kaaba of Mecca -- spiritually significant on a singular level but something on a grander scale altogether. Not too many buildings with this kind of sprawling history were created with the college game in mind -- but this is one of them.

Meanwhile, how does a No. 6 seed get this kind of home-court advantage? ('Ville leads, 62-36, by the way.) And I'm not just talking about the obvious proximity to campus. Stanford has no band, no cheerleaders and no discernible student section in the building. And that's not even including the Palo Alto school's most conspicuous (and coniferous) absentee...

Posted by at 01:59 PM on March 15, 2007

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