No. 5 Kentucky sells out Rupp Arena for No. 2 Duke

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 21, 2013 at 10:23 am •  Published: December 21, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Wildcats hope a record-setting crowd turns out to watch them take on the Duke Blue Devils on Sunday.

They would also like to notch another statement win.

The fifth-ranked Wildcats (11-0) made history on Friday by selling out 23,000-seat Rupp Arena. On Sunday, depending on how many fans turn out for the showdown with No. 2 Duke (11-1), the program could break the Commonwealth attendance record for a women's game. The mark was set in 2010 when 22,152 saw host Louisville beat Kentucky in the new KFC Yum! Center.

Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell's program has set attendance marks the past two years at Rupp, but he never imagined packing the house for one game the way the Kentucky men's program does regularly.

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