Louisville seeks to end skid vs. rival Kentucky

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 28, 2012
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Louisville has had enough of losing to Kentucky. The No. 4 Cardinals have dropped four in a row to the Wildcats, including last spring's national semifinal in New Orleans. Kentucky won that game 69-61 and went on to beat Kansas two days later for its eighth national championship. That Final Four loss still bothers Cardinals coach Rick Pitino, who's 0-4 against Wildcats counterpart John Calipari. Fortunately for Pitino, he enters Saturday's showdown in Louisville with an experienced team that's 11-1 and favored to reclaim Bluegrass State supremacy. Kentucky (8-3) started the season No. 3 behind Indiana and Louisville. But the Wildcats are now not even ranked and are looking to establish themselves with another group of talented freshmen.
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