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Vitale: LSU has to “pound” UK to get into NCAA

UK's defense was no match for LSU earlier this season. (Vicky Graff Photo)
UK's defense was no match for LSU earlier this season. (Vicky Graff Photo)

UK’s defense was no match for LSU earlier this season. (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

On his weekly radio show Kentucky coach John Calipari said Saturday’s LSU game in Rupp Arena was the “toughest ticket (to obtain for fans)” during his tenure at Kentucky because of LSU freshman Ben Simmons, the likely No. 1 pick in the June NBA draft.

On Thursday ESPN analyst Dick Vitale all but called the game a must-win for LSU (18-12, 11-6 SEC) if it wants to be in the NCAA Tournament.