Kentucky / Louisville Best Rivalry in College Basketball

Gary Parrish of CBS Sports looks at the weekend coming up and previews tomorrow’s Kentucky / Louisville rivalry matchup in the Yum Center.

He also says the matchup is the best rivalry in college basketball, ahead of Duke/North Carolina.

Top game: Folks still suggest Duke-North Carolina is college basketball’s best rivalry, but that’s not true anymore. At least not at the moment. Not as long as John Calipari is at Kentucky and Rick Pitino is at Louisville. Because the personal rivalry between those two men combined with the national prominence of both programs combined with the fact that Pitino used to coach one school and now leads the other places Kentucky-Louisville above all other rivalries, and it’s a rivalry that’ll continue when the fourth-ranked Cardinals host the Wildcats at the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday in a game that’ll be broadcast on CBS and feature the return of Louisville center Gorgui Dieng.

I think every fan in the state of Kentucky would agree that this is the best rivarly, not only in college basketball, but all of sport.

Anyone have any matchup more heated than the Cats and Cards?

About Scott Anderson

I love covering the Kentucky Wildcats and even though I can't cheer on the outside when I go to games now, I am definitely cheering on the inside. You can follow me at @SAndersonNOB on twitter.
  • ukjb

    Best college basketball rivalry? Sure… But in all sports, you gotta be nuts… Michigan-ohio, Notre Dame-usc, lakers-celtics


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