The showdown of the season

Jacob Sears

As the 2013-2014 college basketball season progress, the Kentucky Wildcats will be taking on rival Louisville Cardinals in their annual matchup. With Louisville officially ranked higher than Kentucky, many people believe Kentucky will lose. The Cats have had a lot of practice since they were ranked down though.

Arguably Louisville’s best player, Russ Smith, will be matching up against Andrew Harrison, both scoring as point guards.  Andrew Harrison averages ten points a game with three assist per game, while Russ Smith averages eighteen points and five assists per game.

Even though Louisville has a better point guard, statistically, UK has the best power forward in the country in Julius Randle, who will match up against Louisville’s Chane Behanan. Behanan averages eight points and four offensives rebounds, as well as three defensive rebounds, one steal and no blocks per game. Randle is averaging eighteen points, five offensive rebounds, seven defensive rebounds and one block per game.

The game will be broadcasted on Dec. 28 on WKYT 27. This will be a close game, no question about it. These two teams clearly match up very well, but Kentucky fans can only hope for a victory against their inner-state rivals.

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