The Cats and the Cards are to go head to head in December in Louisville this year. Kentucky is 37-16 against the Cardinals. This rivalry dates all the way back to February 15, 1913 and they last met in Lexington on December 28, 2019.
The Cats are off to a historic start, but not in a good way. After they had a 38-34 halftime lead against North Carolina they just couldn’t keep it and eventually lost by 12 to the Tar Heels to have a 1-5 record after 6 games. Kentucky hasn’t had a 1-5 record since the 1926-27 season under Basil Hayden, that team would go 3-13 on the season that was before we had as many games as we do now. Of course Kentucky seems to be having some issues within the team. John Calipari made a public statement on Cam’Ron Fletcher asking him to step away from the team and do some soul searching and get his priorities straight. So going into this game with Louisville we will be down two players as Keion Brooks still has not suited up to play and is dealing with a calf injury and Cam’Ron Fletcher is back at home. Hopefully Kentucky will end this 5 game losing skid and turn their season around before it gets worse.
Chris Mack’s Cardinals are also dealing with some issues of their won as they’ve had to pause their season due to COVID and are also a week removed of a 37 point loss to #12 Wisconsin and faced Pitt this past Tuesday.
With the immaturity and no leadership on the Wildcats teams, does this give the Cardinals the advantage of finally getting a win the Cats- Cards series that Kentucky has led since Calipari took over? We will find out when Kentucky and Louisville go head to head at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville this Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN