Jay Bilas will call Saturday’s annual match up between the Cards and the Cats this weekend and offered up his scouting report of both teams. Bilas praises UK’s defense but says “If not for Kentucky, the Cardinals would be considered the best defensive team in the country”. Bilas goes on to give the Cards 3 keys to victory:
1. The Cardinals must be aggressive and force turnovers to generate scoring opportunities off its defense, and also force Kentucky to shoot over the top of its half-court defense.
2. Louisville must send all five guys to the defensive glass and not allow Kentucky to get second shots.
3. Louisville has to penetrate and kick it, as well as knock down open shots. The Cardinals cannot afford an average to poor shooting game against Kentucky. The Cardinals are 303rd in the nation in 3-point shooting percentage (29.0). Guys like Rozier and Blackshear have to make perimeter shots for the Cards to get a win at home.
I believe the Cards do all these things and win the game on Saturday and most importantly I’m glad to hear the “King of Swag” Jay Bilas will be on the call!