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The University of Louisville and University of Kentucky men’s basketball teams face off Saturday.

The 10-3 Cardinals will travel to Lexington to take on the undefeated Wildcats.

Mark Bacon is the host of WFPL and WFPK’s basketball podcast. He says it’ll be tough for any team to beat the Wildcats, but Louisville’s chances rely heavily on two factors.

“Long-range shooting is real key, but I think the first key is defense,” says Bacon. “Defense wins games. They’ve got a great coach with Rick Pitino in terms of teaching defensive schemes and pressures, they’ve been drilled in the fundamentals of it, now they’ve got to go out and bring the best game they’ve ever brought to stop this juggernaut that is the Wildcats.”

Tipoff is 3:30 at Rupp Arena.