Kentucky vs Arkansas Used To Be The Best SEC Basketball Rivalry
Well up until 2001, Arkansas and Kentucky was by far the best rivalry in basketball the SEC has ever seen.
From the time Arkansas joined to about 01 or so, it was back and forth quite a bit. The first 5-6 games were all ranked match ups with several top 10 and maybe 1 or 2 top 5 match ups. Some epic battles. Usually played on Super Bowl Sunday as the only game on that day. Those years are long gone considering UK has won 10 straight times until tonight.
SEC basketball is only elite when UK and Ark are elite. No offense to Florida(recent success) or Tennessee (done absolutely nothing of importance in basketball), but Arkansas and UK are the only programs that care about basketball just as much (Arkansas) or more (Kentucky) than their football programs.