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The Cardinal Connect:
Getting a win at Rupp Arena on Saturday won’t be easy. However, it is absolutely possible. Kentucky’s length and athleticism will present match-up problems for just about every team on their schedule this year, but John Calipari’s bunch is definitely beatable. Here are some reasons why.
1. Make Shots: It’s as simple as that. If you want to beat a team like Kentucky, you have to knock down open looks. I don’t think the Cards need to shoot an ungodly percentage on Saturday in order to win, but they can’t afford to have a cold day from behind the arc. Free throws will be critical as well. The Cards have struggled with free throws at times this season. It won’t be much easier at Rupp.
2. Control The Tempo: Most people just assume that Louisville will need the game to be played in a half-court set in order to get the win. That couldn’t be further from the truth in my opinion. If the game is played at a track-meet type pace, that obviously favors Kentucky. However, if you’ve watched this...
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