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Final Four - Louisville vs Kentucky

Now for our blue bleeders:

Kentucky is better than Louisville this season

  • Boom! Kentucky defeated Louisville by 7 points the last time they played (Dec 31, 2011).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Kentucky is superior to Louisville (Latest AP Poll: #1 vs #17).
  • How does our back look? Kentucky is ranked higher than Louisville in their conference (#1 vs #7).
  • Even computers respect Kentucky more. We have a better RPI this season than Louisville (RPI: #1 vs #9).
  • It’s only wins and losses, but Kentucky has a better overall record than Louisville this season (36-2 vs 30-9).
  • We make our fans proud. Kentucky has a better record at home than Louisville this season (18-0 vs 16-4).
  • Better not leave your building. Kentucky has a better record on the road than Louisville this season (8-1 vs 6-5).
  • Kentucky has a better conference record than Louisville this season (16-0 vs 10-8).
  • Be afraid. Kentucky has blown out more teams than Louisville this season (16 blowouts vs 6).
  • Kentucky scores more (on and off the court) (77.9 per game vs 68.4 per game) than Louisville this season.
  • Kentucky is a better three-point shooting team (37.8% vs 31.7%) than Louisville this season.
  • Kentucky is a better shooting team (48.8% vs 42.5%) than Louisville this season.
  • Kentucky has a better rebound defense (31.9 allowed per game vs 36.2 allowed per game) than Louisville this season.
Kentucky is better than Louisville historically
  • We just win. Kentucky has more wins over the last 5 years than Louisville (162 vs 157).
  • We win when it counts, too. Kentucky has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Louisville (18 vs 12).
  • Kentucky has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (0.791 to 0.677).
  • AP voters think more highly of Kentucky and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Louisville (158 vs 133).
  • You get an A for effort, but Kentucky has punished Louisville the last 3 times they’ve played.
  • At least you keep showing up. Kentucky has an average margin of victory of 13 over Louisville in 20 wins since 1982.
  • It must sting. Kentucky has blown out Louisville by 20 points or more on 4 occasions since 1996.
Kentucky players are better than Louisville players
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Kentucky has recruited more McDonald’s All-Americans out of high school than Louisville (36 vs 19).
  • We’re a talent magnet. Since 1998 Kentucky has recruited more Top 10 high school players than Louisville (11 vs 1).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Kentucky has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Louisville (28 vs 15).
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years Kentucky has had more players drafted by the NBA than Louisville (14 vs 4).
  • The Kentucky blocks leader (Anthony Davis) has more blocks than the Louisville blocks leader (Gorgui Dieng).
  • The Kentucky rebounding leader (Anthony Davis) has more rebounds than the Louisville rebounding leader (Gorgui Dieng).
  • The Kentucky scoring leader (Anthony Davis) has more points than the Louisville scoring leader (Kyle Kuric).
  • Kentucky is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Kentucky is 79.5 inches compared to 76.8 inches for Louisville.
  • Kentucky is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Kentucky is 226 lbs compared to 203 lbs for Louisville.
  • Marquis Teague is ranked 28th nationally in assists
  • Anthony Davis is ranked 6th nationally in rebounds and ranked 1st nationally in blocks
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is ranked 50th nationally in rebounds
  • Terrence Jones is ranked 45th nationally in blocks
The SEC is a better conference than the Big East
  • The SEC had fewer blowout games in conference (meaning there is greater parity within the conference) than in the Big East.
  • The SEC has teams that are better at scoring, three-point shooting, blocks, and shooting percentage than any team in the Big East.
  • The top ranking player between the two conferences for points, rebounds, three pointers, and blocks is in the SEC.
Kentucky is a better school than Louisville
  • Kentucky has a better athletic program than Louisville according to the 2011 Capital One Cup standings (#22 vs #29).
  • More violent crime happens in Louisville so be careful if you visit (when compared to Lexington — according to the FBI).
  • More property crime happens per capita in Louisville so you better protect your valuables if you visit (when compared to Lexington — according to the FBI).
  • Kentucky has more Top 50 Director’s Cup finishes than Louisville (16 vs 5)
  • What did we miss?
 
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