It has been quite an interesting week for the Wildcats, as the team with soap opera tendencies has gone from the horrendous performance on Saturday against Indiana to the mini-high of the Randolph Morris news yesterday. Whereas on Wednesday I thought that the members of the team seemed as down as any time I can remember since Team Turmoil, the mood has been uplifted in the last two days and now this team seems prime to pounce.
I think Louisville is a better team than Kentucky at this point in the season. The talent level is similar, but as a unit they are slightly more ready to click and produce winning basketball. Having said that, the Cards have really played no one of significance and this will be their first game of any importance. When you combine this with the fact that the Rupp Arena crowd will be hyped up and ready to pounce, I see a Kentucky victory 74-69.