This is one of the more interesting matchups between the teams in years. They’d appear pretty comparable, but U of L has played badly in losing two of its past three, and UK has fed on a diet of cupcakes in the past couple of weeks.
I was the only C-J writer to pick the Cats this morning, and I did so because I think Patrick Patterson is too much for U of L freshman Samardo Samuels and Jodie Meeks is more dependable than any outside shooter U of L has.
But U of L could well bother the turnover-prone Wildcats with tough ball pressure, though I think people discount how much UK gets after you on defense. UK actually is the more physical team.
U of L, which does have more overall talent, still will have to play its best game of the season to win.
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