By LARRY VAUGHT
Who has more riding on Wednesday’s Kentucky-Louisville game in Louisville?
That’s a question I asked several state media members who cover the Kentucky basketball team regularly as the Cats get set for the annual Bluegrass Battle.
Enjoy the answers:
Jeff Drummond, Publisher All-Wildcats.com: “I think it’s got to be Kentucky. The Cats are going to be a solid, if not heavy, favorite in this one. The Cards will be able to play with a nothing-to-lose mindset at home. With a loss to UCLA and some tricky non-conference matchups with North Carolina and Kansas looming, the Cats may feel a bit of pressure in this one with an eye on March seeding.”
Tom Leach, UK Radio Network/Leach Report: “It’s a close but I’ll say Louisville because the game is on their court and losing at home usually hurts a team’s reputation more than a road loss.”
Larry Glover, WVLK LarryGloverLive: “I think UofL has more on the line. Honestly, this rivalry has been so one-sided since Cal arrived in Lexington that the pressure is really building on Pitino to get a win.”
Keith Taylor, Kentucky Forward/Northern Kentucky Tribune: “I think Louisville has more riding on the game this year because of its recent lack of success in the series. Kentucky has won 9 of the last 10 games between the two rivals and John Calipari is 8-1 against the Cards.
Mark Buerger, WLAP Sunday Morning Sports: “Until Louisville starts winning this one occasionally, they will always have more riding on it. Besides that, that’s a program that could use ANY good news about now.”
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