Postponement of UK-LSU game possible

With a winter storm warning in effect beginning at 6 a.m. CST, LSU Coach Johnny Jones did not rule out the possibility that the game against Kentucky Tuesday night could be postponed.
“I’m not sure if the game will go off tomorrow or Wednesday,” Jones told reporters Tuesday. “The weather is certainly going to have a lot to do with that.”
The National Weather Service in New Orleans issued a Winter Storm Warning for ice and snow accumulations. That warning was scheduled to be in effect from 6 a.m. CST Tuesday to 6 a.m. CST Wednesday.
Precipitation was expected in the form of freezing rain, sleet or snow across most or all of the Baton Rouge area. Citizens were warned of hazardous travel conditions as well as significant problems with tree limbs and power lines falling. LSU, Southeastern Conference and governmental officials must weigh safety concerns for fans “I think at the end of the day “The commissioner of our league will have to determine whether the game will be played or not,” Jones said. “Then, what will override that would be if our Governor should decide the game shouldn’t be played in the state of Louisiana or in Baton Rouge because of the inclement weather and the danger. That would override any other decisions.”
The LSU Athletics Department announced that as of 5:30 p.m. EST Monday, plans for the LSU-Kentucky game in the Maravich Center were moving forward as scheduled. The UK team arrived Monday. LSU spokesman Kent Lowe noted that ESPN personnel and at least two of the three referees were expected to be in Baton Rouge Monday night.
The nationally-televised game is scheduled to tip off a few minutes after 9 p.m.
UK Coach John Calipari said his team would be more concerned with getting out of Baton Rouge after the game. But whatever the unknowns caused by the weather, he suggested there was one certainty.
“Our fans will get there,” Calipari said.