Originally posted on Louisville Card Game  |  Last updated 12/29/12
The only disappointing thing about the University of Louisville’s 80-77 win over Kentucky is that the margin should have been much wider. U of L was clearly the better team. UK was ready to be buried, trialing 51-34 at the 14:57 mark in the second half, struggling to move the ball, badly missing shots, primed for its worst loss in the series. Blood in the water. Hey, this is too easy. Intensity sags, focus get fuzzy, offense gets casual, along with the defense. Two consecutive three-point shots by UK’s Kyle Wiljer would result. Two straight misses by Russ Smith, a turnover and two quick fouls by Peyton Siva, another by Dieng, would bring about the inevitable, the typical mad rush in the closing minutes. Such a physical game beneath the baskets but this particular officiating crew appeared to be more anticipatory than reactionary. Siva would collect his fourth at the 10:11 mark on a play in which it appeared he took a punch to his lower abdomen, his fifth with 33 seconds to go on a play
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