Content provided by Jerry Tipton on UK basketball.
A half-hour before Kentucky tips off against Portland and you have to wonder where is everybody?
Or now we understand why Portland decided to curtain off the upper deck.
There are several completely empty sections of stands behind both end lines. With the upper deck curtained off, the Rose Garden has a capacity of 10,817. Unless there is a late-arriving crowd, the attendance won’t reach half that.
With now 15 minutes to go before the tip, there are noticably more people in the staends, but, as they say, plenty of seats are still available.