The Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals meet in the Final Four for the first time on Saturday night during the first national semifinal of the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
The intra-state rivals have met 29 times before and Kentucky has won 11 of those, including a 69-62 victory in Rupp Arena on Dec. 31. The two teams have previously met in the NCAA Tournament four times, splitting those games.
The rivalry has always been fierce, but has only grown since Rick Pitino, who led Kentucky to three Final Four appearances and one national championship, took over at Louisville and transformed the Cardinals into a true national contender.
Game Time: 6:09 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 31
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
TV Schedule: CBS
Betting Odds: Kentucky favored by 8.5 points
@ Kentucky Wildcats
Saturday, Mar 31, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT
Mercedes-Benz Superdome - New Orleans, LA
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