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Kentucky women will not play Louisville this season

Matthew Mitchell said he fully expects to resume the series in 2021.
Kentucky guard Rhyne Howard (10) dribbles past Louisville guard Jazmine Jones (23) and forward...
Kentucky guard Rhyne Howard (10) dribbles past Louisville guard Jazmine Jones (23) and forward Bionca Dunham (33) during the second half of an NCAA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)(Bryan Woolston | AP)
Published: Oct. 29, 2020 at 4:11 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Matthew Mitchell and his Kentucky Wildcats will not play Louisville this season.

During Mitchell’s preseason press conference on Zoom Thursday afternoon, he said the decision was mutual with Cardinals head coach Jeff Walz and that he fully expects the series to resume in 2021. He added that it came down to a scheduling conflict because the ACC shortened its schedule this season.

“I think it was just a casualty of the pandemic, of COVID-19," said Mitchell. "I think the ACC settled in on 20 games and that certainly put some pressure and some compression on the schedule. We will definitely resume the series. It’s an important game.”

Kentucky leads the all-time series against Louisville 34-22. The Wildcats lost to the Cardinals 67-66 last season at Rupp Arena.

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