NCAA tournament fans can watch Kentucky vs. Louisville basketball live online in the Sweet 16. In what is sure to be the most watched game in Friday night’s line up, the battle for the blue grass state is scheduled to tip off at 9:45 pm EST.
The game will be played in Indianapolis and there should be a sea of red, white, and blue in the stands. For those who can not make it to the game, they can watch Kentucky vs. Louisville live online or on CBS. It is sure to be a thrilling game between two of the most prestigious basketball programs in the NCAA tournament.
Kentucky has had a difficult year, being ranked all over the top 25 before finally falling out towards the end of the season. They struggled against most top 25 opponents, especially Florida within the SEC. There was one exception to coach John Calipari’s struggles however. This Sweet 16 game against Kentucky is a rematch of a December 28th victory for the Wildcats against their in state rivals. After that game against Louisville coach Calipari said, “I thought we grew up. We looked like a basketball team today. Here’s what was on the board today: ‘Look like a team. Play like a team. Fight like a team.’ Those were the keys to the victory.”
Unfortunately, it appeared that the Kentucky Wildcats had not grown up enough. They finished a distant second in the SEC regular season and came up short in the conference tournament against Florida. Last weekend they squeaked out a win against Wichita State and now face one of the hottest teams in the 2014 NCAA tournament. Wildcat fans who watch Kentucky vs. Louisville live online hope the Wildcats come ready to play.
Meanwhile, Louisville looks poised to keep playing in the NCAA tournament. With the exception of a March 1st loss to Memphis, the Cardinals have looked like the best team in the country since February. Their two wins in the tournament have been solid efforts, led by veteran guard Russ Smith. They apply overwhelming pressure on defense and can score in a variety of ways. Being the defending national champions, they are experienced and not phased by the pressure of the big stage.
It will be interesting to see if the Kentucky Wildcats can overcome their regular season woes to muster up the intensity to take down the defending national champions. Fans who decide to watch Kentucky vs. Louisville live online in the Sweet 16 will most likely not be disappointed.
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