Kentucky ready to turn the page to the Louisville game

by:Mrs. Tyler Thompson12/21/19



Coming off back-to-back losses, the road just gets harder for Kentucky. After a four-day break for Christmas, the Cats will return to Lexington to prepare for a showdown with No. 3 Louisville. According to Nate Sestina, the game was already a topic of conversation in the locker room following the loss to Ohio State.

“Pretty solemn,” Sestina said of the team’s mood. “But we have a team full of guys that are ready to play and the game coming up is huge for us, it’s an in state rivalry, it’s a big, another big toughness game for us, and the tension around that game is so much more and we know that and the attitude for them coming in, the attitude for us coming in, it’s kind of the same thing, it’s two big dogs going after it and whoever is hungrier at the end of the game is going to get the bones as Kenny Payne said to us tonight.”

Sestina said that Calipari brought up Kentucky’s record vs. Louisville during his tenure as a reminder of how hungry the Cards be for a win. For the Cats to have a chance, they must match that intensity.

“It’s going to be a dog fight and Cal said to us today that they’re like 1-11 against us and however long and that’s big. I mean they’re coming in looking to get a win, we’re coming off of two losses, they think that we’re going to come in and kind of lay an egg, so I think for us and for me personally at least I haven’t played in this game you I understand what it’s like to play in big games and in a rivalry game like this is something that I’m really looking forward to. When I committed here that was one of the games that they talked about, so I’m really looking forward to it, got to get away, take a little mental break, be home for Christmas, I know everybody’s going to be in the gym, everybody’s going to be working out and we’re going to come back and get after it.”

One week out, how do you feel about the Louisville game?

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