It’s the Battle of the Bluegrass as Kentucky travels to Louisville to take on the Cardinals and they are looking for a much needed win before conference play.
Louisville on the board first with a basket, but Kentucky’s Devin Askew answers right back to tie it up and Louisville with a free throw. Devin Askew with a 3 pointer to give the Cats the lead but Louisville hits a 3 to take the lead back. Kentucky misses a few baskets and Louisville scores again to have an early 8-5 lead. Back and forth we go as this seems to be a close game between Kentucky and Louisville as we tie it up two more times as Kentucky leads 13-11. Kentucky with a 17-14 lead but Louisville with a basket to get within one and then a 3 to take the lead but BJ Boston answers to tie it up and another Louisville basket gives us a 2 point game. Tip in by Isaiah Jackson to tie it up again, but missed baskets for the Cats gives Louisville an opportunity for a basket to go up by two again, 23-21. Louisville with a 3 pointer, but Davion Mintz gets back to back 3 pointer, Louisville with a basket and they take a 28-27 lead at the half.