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Saturday Morning Links: Rivalry Edition

-If you’re into gambling (not that we condone that sort of thing), SB Nation has you covered with some of the latest lines and odds on today’s game.  Fun fact, 10 of the last 11 games in the series have gone “under” in the over/under.

-Gary Parish suggests that Louisville v. Kentucky is college basketball’s best rivalry in his weekend preview column.  Suggesting so because of the personal rivalry between the two coaches and the national prominence of the two programs.

Jay Bilas wrote a column for ESPN.com, giving his take on the Louisville/Kentucky game.  He lists Ryan Harrow as Kentucky’s X-Factor and predicts a 67-62 victory for the Cardinals.

-The Wall Street Journal wrote a piece on the relationship between Russ Smith and Rick Pitino.  In which, Pitino admits that he “understands what (Smith) needs to do to be an effective basketball player. He doesn’t need handcuffs on.”  Such a relaxed attitude will assuredly have an impact on today’s game.

-You know the rivalry is big when a Hawaii newspaper gives their take on a game happening 4,300 miles away. TheGardenIsland.com wrote an in-depth preview of today’s game, citing its history and implications in the state.  In the article, Louisville Center, Gorgui Dieng, explained to his parents the importance of the rivalry. “I’ve told them it’s two schools that hate each other. The good thing is, they don’t speak English. Whatever (fans) say, it doesn’t matter to them.”

Article written by Jonathan Schuette

12 Comments for Saturday Morning Links: Rivalry Edition



  1. rainman
    10:16 am December 29, 2012 Permalink

    Gourgi, we are NOT Indiana, you don’t have to
    worry what is said to you’re parents!



  2. REALITY
    10:22 am December 29, 2012 Permalink

    UL by 7 in a close one.



  3. W.W.B.B.N.D?
    10:31 am December 29, 2012 Permalink

    Does Gourgi know that the game is in Louisville?



  4. Sammydog
    10:33 am December 29, 2012 Permalink

    Is anybody picking UK? Bilas has the closest score I have seen. Vegas spread is getting bigger over night. They usually get it right.



  5. Bob Cobb
    10:34 am December 29, 2012 Permalink

    Evidently the only person in the Commonwealth not paying attention during these free throws was the referee, who appears to have chosen an odd time to take up pilates.



  6. Got CAL?
    10:41 am December 29, 2012 Permalink

    If UL can not win this year, UL needs to accept it is will never beat Cal at UK.



  7. rainman
    10:48 am December 29, 2012 Permalink

    #4, I am!! ha ha
    CATS by 5, 72-67



  8. iucansukabigblue...
    10:54 am December 29, 2012 Permalink

    GO BIG BLUE!!!

    Beat them dirty chickens!



  9. Big Whoop
    11:22 am December 29, 2012 Permalink

    If we somehow manage to win this thing, can you imagine what will happen in Lewisville? The Pitino Sucks campaign will renew. The players will be trashed along with Slick and maybe even Jurich.Even worse, no ref will be allowed within the city limits without an armed escort. And, the Red-headed Little step-Brother Syndrome will reach IU proportions. Oh Lord, please make that happen. It would be so fun to watch.



  10. UKMike
    11:57 am December 29, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t have TV. it “appears” that CBS will stream the game on line….does anyone know if this is the case???



  11. Sammydog
    12:28 pm December 29, 2012 Permalink

    OK Rainman. I feel better.



  12. bluey
    12:47 pm December 29, 2012 Permalink

    5 – The ref was picking up something the POS UL fans threw on the court.