Kentucky vs. Louisville in basketball is the best soap opera in the sport at the moment


Kentucky vs. LouisvilleFrom Andy Glockner of  “Conference showdowns make college sports hum, but there’s something very alluring about compelling nonconference matchups. Sometimes they’re something new, an intersectional jolt of flavor into a diet of early-season vanilla. Sometimes they’re among the best rivalries in the game. This season should be no different as there are a bunch of really interesting games already on the docket. Here are my 25 favorites. They’re not necessarily the best games, whatever that means, but I think they’re certainly worth a watch.   Number 1 is at Louisville (Dec. 29) – Two elite teams meet once again, rematch of the Final Four, eternal bragging rights (at least for another year), HoF coaches who can’t stand each other. It’s not always a pretty watch, but it’s compelling TV and the best soap opera in the sport at the moment.”


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