When Rupp Arena is packed not only do opposing teams need to deal with the pressure and tenacity of a top-tier Kentucky team, but they need to overcome the noise of the home crowd as well.

How are you supposed to beat one of the best teams in the country in front of arguably the best fans on the planet? : .8627 The inventor of basketball, James Naismith, coached in Lawrence, Kan.

Syracuse’s inclusion has not made things any easier.

: .8821 The Wisconsin Badgers are a good basketball program, known for being one of the most efficient and fundamentally sound squads in the country.

: .8962 Pittsburgh doesn’t always receive enough praise for its basketball program, but the same cannot be said for the home-court advantage at Petersen Events Center.

At this venue, opponents are forced to endure the wrath of a relentless student section, dubbed the “Oakland Zoo.” With that kind of support behind them, the Panthers know that, at Petersen Events center, they are never out of the fight.

It is a smothering environment and provides an enormous advantage for the home team.

The ACC has always been one of the premier conferences in college basketball.

However, on that particular night, a rowdy and supportive crowd wasn’t enough help their squad overcome unusually sloppy play.

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After all, when you’re blessed to have over 10,000 supporters jumping up and down, painting their faces, and going absolutely wild, it’s almost impossible not to get amped up playing at home.

: .9304 The Gonzaga Bulldogs are one of the best programs in the country.

When you step into the Breslin Center, you can bet the fans will feed off this style.