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Cats, Cards expected to be physical affair

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky and Louisville renew their
bitter rivalry on Friday, with coaches and players on both sides
saying they hope to avoid the ugliness that marred last year's
matchup.
Kentucky won 71-62 at Rupp Arena last winter in a contentious
game that featured 51 fouls, including five technicals.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino attributed the hostility to John
Calipari's arrival at Kentucky. Pitino joked the game looked more
like roller derby than basketball.
Calipari says he expects the game to be physical, but clean this
time. He has told his freshmen-laden roster not to back down when
the 11th-ranked Wildcats (10-2) are challenged.
The game will be the first in the series at Louisville's new
downtown arena, which Pitino says is worth 3-4 points for the
22nd-ranked Cardinals (11-1).

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