A battle for bragging rights in the state of Kentucky takes place on Saturday when the No. 16 ranked Kentucky Wildcats visit the Louisville Cardinals at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The Wildcats improved to 9-2 on the season with a big 80-72 win over North Carolina. Keldon Johnson led the Wildcats with 23 points, while Reid Travis scored 20.
Louisville improved to 9-3 on the season following its 73-59 won over Robert Morris. Jordan Nwora led the Cardinals with 19 points with seven during a decisive spurt of 20-2 that propelled the Cardinals to their 14-point win. The Cardinals have now won three straight and six of their last seven.
Keldon Johnson is the leading scorer for Kentucky with an average of 16.5 points. Three other Wildcats are averaging double figures in scoring. Ashton Hagans leads the Wildcats in assists with an average of 3.1 per game. PJ Washington is leading the Wildcats in rebounds with an average of 8.5 per game. Kentucky is shooting 49.1% from the field and 36.6% from 3-point territory.
Jordan Nwora leads Louisville in scoring and in rebounding with averages of 17.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Christen Cunningham leads the Cardinals in assists with an average of 3.1 per game. The Cardinals are shooting 45.5% from the field and 35.8% from 3-point territory.