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Next Saturday…






I don’t know about you, but I started thinking about the Cards after UK went up 24-0 against UCLA. Louisville might have been looking ahead as well, as they struggled to fight off the scrappy Western Kentucky Hilltoppers earlier today. Rick Pitino and company were able to leave Bowling Green with a win behind Rozier’s 32 points, but they’ll have to play Cal State Northridge on Tuesday before going up against the Cats. Originally, it looked like the Cards were lucky to have that game before UK, as it appeared that Harrell’s ejection would lead to a suspension, but Jeff Goodman reports that that isn’t necessarily the case.


Because the foul was a flagrant 2, and not a fighting ejection, there is no automatic suspension. The ACC, university, and coaching staff are able to review the incident to decide upon suspensions. But no matter the case, it doesn’t appear that it will lead to Harrell missing more than one game, if any. Personally, I want to see Montrezl on the court next Saturday, as I want Louisville at full strength to avoid any excuses after a loss. CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein is already calling the match-up one of the “most anticipated in a long time.”



A win next Saturday will make Kentucky the winners in 7 of the last 8, and 10 of the last 13 games against “little brother.”



Article written by Austin Monnett

Senior at THE University of Kentucky. @armonnett

7 Comments for Next Saturday…

  1. RexRox
    9:04 pm December 20, 2014 Permalink

    Definitely want Harrell in there. Think he is probably a good kid but maybe the most overrated player in America. Just because you look like a ‘beast’ and put up big numbers against weaker competition doesn’t mean you will be a ‘beast’ against top teams (i.e. UK).

    Not a coach in America who would choose him over WCS.

  2. Rixter
    9:15 pm December 20, 2014 Permalink

    Yeah, maybe Louisville was looking ahead when they struggled to beat a bad WKU team. And maybe they were looking ahead when they struggled at home to beat a really bad UNC-Wilmington team. Another possibility is they aren’t that good. Their best win is at home against Ohio State, who was dismantled by North carolina…


    • RexRox
      9:45 pm December 20, 2014 Permalink

      Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  3. jonthes
    10:18 pm December 20, 2014 Permalink

    Oh you can’t count the Gillispie losses. Pitino paid for him to coach UK. It’s 10 of 11 and if not for that horrible call where Nerlans was fouled, it would be 11 for 11.

  4. BTownUKFan
    10:23 pm December 20, 2014 Permalink

    Watched the video of montrizel. He balled his hand into a fist, took a weak swing at the WKU player and hit a ref. Should be a one game suspension at least….and the undying hate of all referees the rest of the season. Pat Forde must have written the headline for the Yahoo article on the punch, using the phrase “inadvertently striking a ref…”. As if anyone ever purposely strikes a ref in a college game.
    I hope he gets to play Saturday. He kept little Alford in check the first 30 minutes of the game, I think we can handle Rozier.
    Cats put it all together against UCLA I don’t see them taking a step backwards against loserville.
    GO CATS !!

  5. Rixter
    10:46 pm December 20, 2014 Permalink

    Bottom line: Louisville’s 3 against UK’s 9.
    And I bet our # 10, Derek Willis gets more dunks than Harrell.

  6. 25OR624
    9:54 am December 21, 2014 Permalink

    Question: When was the last time a team – or team member – from the ACC got into a fight like uavel’s Montrezl Harrel did with WKU (…and the inadvertent ref)?

    I’m still not sure why Petrino’s pushing of a KENTUCKY player was swept under the rug (the incident which preceded Petrino and the UK coach shoving incident) – or why Petrino was not reprimanded by uavel or ACC for his actions (shoving sa kid and coach).