Each and every game, CoachCal.com will talk with assistant coach John Robic about Kentucky’s plan of attack. Coach Robic is responsible for scouting the opposition. Without giving away too much of the game plan, Robic will tell us his keys to the game, an X-factor and who Kentucky has to watch for on the opposing team.
Faced with unprecedented pregame hype for Kentucky and Louisville’s first matchup in the Final Four, UK rallied early and hung on late to defeat Cardinals 69-61 Saturday and advance to its 11th championship. With their archrival out of the way, the Cats will play Kansas or Ohio State on Monday for its eight national championship.
With nine McDonald’s All-Americans between the Cats and Cards, the individual and collective team battles on Saturday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome could prove even more interesting than the buildup to the game, and there’s no doubt they will have more to do with the team that moves on to play in the national championship game.
A disdain between the two schools’ fan bases has existed for as long as the two programs have been playing basketball. It runs deep within the foundation of Commonwealth, a way of life in the Bluegrass that makes up the DNA of its citizens.
This season, UK-U of L occupies center stage for a second week, this time in the crucible that is the Final Four. However, for the purposes of this piece, I’m going to try to make like John Calipari and focus on Kentucky-Louisville as a basketball game and a basketball game alone.
Maybe they’ve been studying too much. Perhaps their televisions don’t work. Whatever the case is, Anthony Davis and Doron Lamb say they haven’t spent one second watching Louisville this year. The first they will see of the Cardinals, they say, will be Friday’s film session, just a day before the annual showdown with Kentucky’s archrival […]
At last, with Lamar and a handful of December foes now finally in the rearview mirror, Kentucky-Louisville is here.
Harrison notched 22 points and a career-high seven rebounds in the win over Eastern Michigan and a career-high four assists Sunday night at the Barclays Center against Providence.