Louisville's Russ Smith drove to the basket as Florida International's Dennis Mavin (22) defended. Smith led Louisville with 21 points in the Cards' 80-70 win over Kentucky last season.
Louisville's Russ Smith drove to the basket as Florida International's Dennis Mavin (22) defended. Smith led Louisville with 21 points in the Cards' 80-70 win over Kentucky last season. AP
Louisville's Russ Smith drove to the basket as Florida International's Dennis Mavin (22) defended. Smith led Louisville with 21 points in the Cards' 80-70 win over Kentucky last season. AP

In this year's Kentucky-Louisville bout, a win is much more vital for Wildcats

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A native of Central Kentucky and a 1981 graduate of the University of Kentucky, John Clay is an award-winning blogger who covered UK football for 13 seasons before being promoted to columnist in 2000.