Saturday’s “W” over Louisville certainly gives Kentucky supporters new found confidences in the freshman stand outs Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Anthony Davis. Coach Cal and the Wildcats will roll into Louisville off an ugly, but meaningful win against Louisville and call Freedom Hall home for a night as the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Trojans come out to play.
There are two things that fans for both Louisville and Kentucky will remember about today’s game; one being Kentucky won and the other, the unnecessary number of fouls called. With a total of 52 fouls; 29 for the Cardinals and 23 for the Cats, it is amazing only two players fouled out of the game.
New Year’s Eve marks the annual celebration of why Kentucky is a basketball state. For one day, those who bleed blue will proudly defend University of Kentucky’s superior talents to those of U of L, to the final buzzer. A high stakes game on New Year’s Eve will set the tone for the new year and put to end the endless speculation about which team is the best in the Bluegrass
Rick Pitino said his team would not hold a press conference prior to Saturday’s matchup against Kentucky. What it does mean though for those with an insatiable thirst for all things ‘Cats-Cards is these may be the only quotes from the Louisville side prior to Saturday.
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The Greyhounds of Loyola Univeristy Maryland put up a decent fight and trailed by only 6 at the half, but could not keep the momentum going through the second half and fell to the No. 3 Wildcats, 87-63.
Two games in one week, both at home; UK takes the opportunity to capitalize on the home court advantage against Loyola as fans just want it over already so the Cats can play Louisville come New Year’s Eve.
The Wildcats win over the Mocs of Chattanooga in the first of five straight home games. Jones hurt his finger, Lamb almost lost an eye, and no one could stop Davis from dunking.
Coming off a heavy loss to Indiana nearly a week ago, the Wildcats seem prepared to take on University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, tomorrow. Both Kentucky and Chattanooga are well into the season and look forward to meeting on the hardwood.
The scene in Bloomington was red madness and the fans made sure UK knew they were there to support their IU squad. A disappointing outcome for the Wildcats on their first road trip came as Jones failed to do anything, Davis played aggressively and landed four fouls, and Teague struggled in the first half. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist stole the show.
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