I’m sure everyone reading this is like me, in the fact that I can not wait for the Louisville game this weekend ….
That game has been the topic of almost all the conversations I’ve had with my family this Holiday season. In all the conversations, many reasons have been brought up as to why we will win …
So here it is, A-Z reasons why we’ll crush the dirty birds …
Atmosphere – We haven’t lost in Rupp Arena in 42 games, the Nation’s current longest home winning streak. Calipari won’t let the first loss come from UL
Blocks – the Wildcats lead the nation in Blocks
Competition – Louisville hasn’t had a real test yet.
Davis – Who on Louisville can stop him? Yup, no one.
Energy- When we stay running, teams can’t keep up.
Foreign – Louisville hasn’t played on the road. Dickie V even tweeted asking if Louisville had an airport.
Gas pedal to the medal- we play better when we are consistently up and down the floor.
Hustle- Who plays harder than MKG? Do you think Louisville is getting up early, putting in extra work, starting a “Breakfast Club?”
Interchangeable- the Wildcats can play multiple positions. Dieng cant Dribble like Davis.
Jealous- UK is basketball tradition, Louisville is jealous of that.
Kidd- Gilchrist- ‘nuff said
Lamb- He has experience in big games, and makes some tough shots in those big games, three goggles anyone?
Mismatch’s- Davis vs Dieng, who can guard TJ or MKG?
Noise Level- Rupp Arena will be the definition of a hostile environment.
Offense- UK is #13 in NCAA in team scoring
Points in the paint- We can rebound and get more points in the paint than UL
Quest- UK is on a mission to get #8 and improve every game, that mission gives us passion for every game.
Rebounding margin- Both schools are tied nationally at #37 but our big guys give us an edge on the defensive rebounds when we get aggressive.
Scoring- We have more talent on our team with more opportunities to score.
Turn-Overs- Our defense will be forcing turn-overs the whole game
Understanding of the game – UK works harder and longer to study and understand how each team plays and how to beat that style of play. This is why we saw Calipari working on the zone in the live practice.
Vengeance- Anthony Davis said of Terrence Jones that after the injury and after the Chattanooga game “he’s going to come out in the next game with even more vengeance.”
Work ethic- UK’s > UL’s
eXtraordinary talent- we do have the #1 recruiting class
Youthful- We’re young and we play fast, Louisville can’t keep up with our pace
Zeal- Kentucky has a passion for the game. From the coach to the bench, everyone wants to win and get better every game.
NC State crushed Louisville’s football spirits, now we just have to crush their basketball spirits. Hurry. Up. Saturday.