Louisville finally succeeded in beating Kentucky 80-77. Us fans from the Ville, will take a win no matter how we get it. Kentucky is having a down year however that takes nothing away from a “W”. Any self respecting person who knows anything about this rivalry knows that beating Kentucky is on anyone’s Christmas list in Kentucky.
The look on Peyton Siva’s face when he fouled out by fouling a Kentucky player while shooting a three pointer said it all. The game hung in the balance and the hopes of thousands of Louisville supporters would have been dashed. But Kentucky miscues after the foul preserved the win for the Cards. Russ Smith contributed to a comedy of errors and the Cards appeared to do all they could to hand this game to Kentucky. The Cards prevailed and we went home with the win. This was the first game the Cards have won over Kentucky since 2009. It was long over due.
This rivalry is fierce and those of us who lived in Louisville or know the history of the rivalry can appreciate the passion around the game. Louisville was treated like an orphan program if you asked Kentucky fans, and for years Kentucky would not schedule a game against Louisville. It took an act of the Kentucky Legislature to pass a law that required both schools to meet each year before the game became an annual affair. There is lots of history behind the rivalry and it would take a full book to detail the fine points of what the rivalry means to Kentuckians.
First of all, Kentucky is a basketball state,forget football, that is just something to do until basketball season rolls around. If you’re from Kentucky you just have to be a basketball fan. AAU,High School or College. Nothing in Kentucky is bigger than the Louisville-Kentucky rivalry. It has a rich history, We do not have time to here to discuss the particulars. But visit again and I will post more articles on this exciting rivalry. For now I will savior the victory, LOUISVILLE 80- Kentucky 77.
Be sure to visit this link on Convergence of Relevant Stuff it will give you a little history on the University of Kentucky and its arrogance.