There are many important things to consider when preparing to play a team ranked number one. There have been many great posts here at AoG that give you some of that analysis. I, however, have found a different area to analyze: the loyalty of Mother Nature.
Any of you in Nashville are currently dealing with what Twitter has dubbed #thesituation2010. While I'm not in Nashville, the snow has just arrived in eastern Tennessee, and this brings to mind a great moment in Vandy basketball history...February 26, 2008. A white-out by the fans for a game in Memorial versus the number one ranked (24 hours previously) Tennessee Vols was aided by a little help from Mother Nature with all of Nashville turning white for the game.
This year's team just pulled out a road win against the Vols on Wednesday. Tomorrow, they arrive at Rupp Arena to take on the currently number one ranked Kentucky Wildcats. There is snow in Nashville...and the forecast for Lexington includes a bit of snow as well. I'm beginning to believe that Mother Nature may, in fact, be cheering for the 'Dores this weekend.