#5 LOUISVILLE CARDINALS (31-5)
MARCH 28, 2014 – 9:45 PM
LUCAS OIL STADIUM – INDIANAPOLIS, IN
TV – CBS
KENTUCKY LEADS OVERALL SERIES 31-15
KENTUCKY LEADS MODERN ERA 22-12*
12/28/2013: KENTUCKY 73 Louisville 66
12/29/2012: Louisville 80 KENTUCKY 77
3/31/2012: KENTUCKY 69 Louisville 61**
12/31/2011: KENTUCKY 69 Louisville 62
12/31/2010: KENTUCKY 78 Louisville 63
** NCAA FINAL FOUR – NEW ORLEANS, LA
Here we go again. It really gets no better than this and despite my personal disdain for the Louisville Cardinals do recognize that this is the premier rivalry in college basketball. You can tout UNC and DUke all you want, but the Blue Devils and Tar Heels are home watching this game just like they did in the Final Four two years ago. It has been four months to the date since these teams met earlier and despite Kentucky winning that game, Louisville seems to be the consensus favorite.
Seeing that Kentucky has been playing the underdog role as an eight seed and are coming off an “upset” of undefeated Wichita State. Kentucky has taken their game to a whole new level entering after the regular season and are playing their best ball of the season. So is Louisville and are on a seven game winning streak. This game should not disappoint, so let’s meet the Cardinals.