Wildcats to be Cardinals-killers this week

Kentucky fans will have their fill of Cardinals this week, and then some, as the Cats face two sets of Cardinals. The week begins with a Wednesday tipoff against the Lamar Cardinals before concluding New Year's Eve against the Louisville version of the same bird.

# 3 Kentucky (11-1) will face Lamar (8-4) Wednesday night with tipoff scheduled at 8:30 p.m. ET. The game will be televised by ESPNU.

The marquee matchup of the week is with the instate rival, and undefeated # 4 Louisville Cardinals on New Year's Eve. Louisville (12-0) will tipoff against Kentucky at 12:00 noon E.T. in a game broadcast by CBS.

The Louisville team will have to get by Big East rival Georgetown on Wednesday night to remain undefeated, though. If you listen to head coach Rick Pitino, the Cardinals don't have a chance of that, and certainly don't have a chance of beating Kentucky. Pitino expressed disgust over his team's recent performances, claiming that Kentucky would beat Louisville by "40 points" if they continued to play that way.

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