Media member who nailed first game, picks UK again

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INDIANAPOLIS — When Kentucky played host to Louisville back in December at Rupp Arena, I polled over seventy media members to get their prediction for the annual rivalry game. Only one hit the outcome — Kentucky 73, Louisville 66 — right on the nose.

That media member is picking Kentucky again.

David Schuh of the Kentucky Kernel had the clearest of crystal balls back in December, picking the correct winner and score, so I asked Schuh if he would give me a prediction for the rematch, plus an explanation.

Here is David’s reply:

I’ll go with UK 76, UofL 68.

The Cats won this matchup in December when they were a much worse team. The Cardinals’ leading rebounder from that game is no longer enrolled in school, and Julius Randle didn’t attempt a shot in the second half.

UK has a major size advantage at nearly every position. The rebounding margin shouldn’t be close, and Louisville’s guards shouldn’t be able to pressure the bigger and stronger Harrisons as they do so well against others.

Add in that the Cats are suddenly playing their best basketball of the season, and they should have all the confidence in the world taking the court in Indianapolis.

Click here to read David’s Kernel column on tonight’s game.

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