LEXINGTON, Ky (WKYT) - John Calipari was all smiles after the win against Louisville Saturday afternoon. Why not? The Cats finally beat a ranked team and the Cards for the fifth time in the last six meetings. UK lost to the three previously ranked teams and, at times, struggled against Boise State and Belmont. Calipari says the lessons from those game paid off against the Cardinals. " We've got to become a team. We have so many things we have to work on. One of the things I told them prior to this game, what prepared us for this game was playing Michigan State, playing Providence, playing Boise, playing Baylor, playing North Carolina on the road, playing Belmont. That prepared us for this game. So, as much I hate to say every game I am coaching is like a war, this team needed that."