Score: No. 4 Louisville 80, Kentucky 77
Star(s): Kentucky: Archie Goodwin 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast. Louisville: Russ Smith 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast.
Story: After trailing by 17 in the second half, the Cats rallied against the No. 4 ranked Cards, just falling short of a complete comeback. Kentucky hit 11-of-23 free throws and had 14 turnovers, many of which hurt them down the stretch. Although the Cardinals came out on top, the Wildcats showed progress and fight – something that Big Blue Nation has been waiting for.
Louisville is the better team. They deserved to win. But UK has me, for the first time since Duke game, believing they can make run in March
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) December 29, 2012
— Matt May (@TCPMattMay) December 29, 2012