It's always been easy for basketball fans living in this part of the country to find a good game. There are 15 national championship banners hanging in three campus arenas within about two hours of each other.
They've been spoiled by Indiana, Louisville and Kentucky - all just a short ride along Interstate 64 or 65.
But never like this.
For the first time the Hoosiers, Cardinals and Wildcats start the season ranked 1-2-3 in the Top 25.
Welcome to Kentuckiana.
The corridor along the Ohio River is once again the focal point of college hoops - rekindling memories of its heyday back in the 1970s and 1980s.
Former Louisville coach Denny Crum is thrilled about its return, saying "right here is the top college basketball in the country."
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