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Tuesday Headlines: Louisville Week Edition

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NCAA Basketball: Louisville at Kentucky Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

Is there anything better than Kentucky Wildcats vs. Louisville Cardinals in any sport? Big Blue Nation has been on the better end of several matchups over the last few years and Kentucky basketball is in line to continue the tradition of knocking down the Cardinals this Thursday.

Kentucky enters the game 8-2 on the season, most recently defeating North Carolina in the CBS Sports Classic but also beating Miami last month. The Wildcats have lost to Kansas and UNC-Wilmington but, for the most part, have looked pretty stellar this season.

The same can’t be said for the Cardinals, who enter the game with a losing record of 5-6. Their losses have been at the hands of Chattanooga, Texas, Indiana, Virginia Tech, DePaul, and Arkansas State. They really don’t have a marquee win to lean on, either, which has led to what appear to be real questions regarding the future of head coach Kenny Payne.

According to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, Kentucky has an 86.4% chance of winning on Thursday night. While the Wildcats are considerable favorites in this one, the game will be played at Louisville, so a win won’t come easy, nor will it be a friendly atmosphere.

Tip-off for Thursday night’s game is 6 PM ET with television coverage on ESPN.

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Playing as well as anyone in the country.

Headlines

Cal’s Cats Climb Inside AP Top-10 - Vaught’s Views

Is No. 9 high enough?

Dylan Raiola flips from Georgia to Nebraska - ESPN

He’s the No. 8 recruit for 2024.

UK Commit Visits Legendary Gymnasium - Vaught’s Views

Excited to have Travis Perry in a blue uniform.

Steelers’ Damontae Kazee suspended rest of season for hit - ESPN

Deservingly so.

Clemson Looks Like a SEC Team to Mark Stoops - Vaught’s Views

Kentucky’s bowl game won’t be an easy one.

NBA power rankings: Timberwolves on the rise - USA Today

KAT has a real shot at a playoff run.

5 UK freshmen projected as 1st round picks in new Mock Draft - KSR

This team keeps getting better.

Purdue back at No. 1 in college basketball poll - USA Today

Are they really the country’s best team?