UofL guard Russ Smith, center, has his shot contested by UK forward Kyle Wiltjer, left, and forward Nerlens Noel in the first half. The University of Louisville hosted the University of Kentucky, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at The Yum Center in Louisville . Photo by Jonathan Palmer
UofL guard Russ Smith, center, has his shot contested by UK forward Kyle Wiltjer, left, and forward Nerlens Noel in the first half. The University of Louisville hosted the University of Kentucky, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at The Yum Center in Louisville . Photo by Jonathan Palmer Herald-Leader
UofL guard Russ Smith, center, has his shot contested by UK forward Kyle Wiltjer, left, and forward Nerlens Noel in the first half. The University of Louisville hosted the University of Kentucky, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at The Yum Center in Louisville . Photo by Jonathan Palmer Herald-Leader

John Clay: Louisville's experience finally pays off

December 29, 2012 8:59 PM