LAWRENCE, Kan. -- "We're very, very excited about it, been looking forward to it all year," University of Kansas student Walter Cayce said.
"It will be the Jayhawks all the way. It's our year," an ecstatic Sydney Castillo said about "her boys in crimson blue and white."
ESPN College GameDay fever has been running high for days now on the KU campus in Lawrence and today basketball-bitten fans, of all ages, finally filed into Allen Fieldhouse for the long-awaited showdown between the Jayhawks and the Kentucky Wildcats.
"We really want revenge on Kentucky badly. More than a year ago when we played them during the Champion Classics they beat us by 30 points. It hurt so bad and that's why I hope tonight we can defeat them at least by 30, " says Jayhawks fan, Tannner Buzick.
"We have more Big 12 title wins than losses, in Allen Fieldhouse so I don't think we will lose the game tonight, " another fan told FOX 4'S Robert Townsend Saturday afternoon before the 6 p.m. tip off.
Currently, the Kansas Jayhawks and the Kentucky Wildcats are the winningest teams in college basketball history.
"We camped out last night just to have fun and be some of the first fans at today's pre-game show," KU student Jack Goodwin said.
"Yeah, we also got up early with the birds. We left our tents around five this morning. We all spent the night in our tent and it was cold, but it was absolutely worth it because we had so much fun today at the pre-game show and now we're off to see the big match up, " Cayce recalled.
Fans admit both teams are good.
"Yeah, they're good, but we are better, " KU student Tanner Buzick added.
"You can walk inside Allen Fieldhouse and feel the butterflies in your stomachs when you walk in. Regardless which team you're rooting for, there's just history in the walls and you can feel it when you're in there in the fieldhouse, " Cayce said.
So, what will be the final score?
"I predict a 75-68 score, with KU winning, " Cayce said with a big smile.