UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Ready for Rivalry Game at No. 16 Kentucky

12/28/2017 04:33 PM

The UofL men’s basketball is less than a day away from playing the No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats.

Tip-off for Friday’s game between the Cards (10-2) and the Wildcats (9-2) is set for 1 p.m. ET inside Rupp Arena.

The atmosphere is certain to be electric on Friday inside the arena.

UofL interim head coach David Padgett talked about that electricity on Thursday afternoon, saying that playing in a similar environment at Purdue back in November may help his team a bit on Friday:

Friday will be Padgett’s first-ever time being a head coach in the rivalry. He of course was a player and an assistant coach in previous contests against UK:

Last year, the Cards beat the Wildcats 73-70 inside the KFC Yum! Center.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

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