3:30 PM ET, January 2, 2010
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Rick Pitino kept waiting for John Wall to lose his cool.Moments after Louisville quieted a record Rupp Arena crowd by taking a one-point lead over No. 3 Kentucky midway through the second half on Saturday, Pitino thought for a second maybe -- just maybe -- the freshman superstar would finally blink.Instead, Wall responded with six straight points to spark Kentucky's gritty 71-62 win over its archrival -- and win Pitino's admiration in the process.
Katz: Growing Pains
Kentucky is clearly one of the most talented teams in the country. It's also one of the most inexperienced. Both traits were on display during Saturday's ugly win over rival Louisville, Andy Katz writes. Story
• Kentucky is 15-0, its best start since 1969-70.
• Louisville lost for the eighth time in its last 10 games against a top 10 team.
• John Calipari is 6-8 against Rick Pitino's teams.
• John Wall, coming off his first single-digit scoring game of career (nine points vs. Hartford) had 17. DeMarcus Cousins led Kentucky with 18 points and has scored double figures in 13 of 15 career games.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
LEXINGTON, KY - JANUARY 02: Eric Bledsoe #24 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates during the game against the...(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||19-59 (.322)||24-52 (.462)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-17 (.294)||2-14 (.143)|
|FT Made-Attempted||19-26 (.731)||21-34 (.618)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||30 (0/0)||21 (0/0)|
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