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Arguably the biggest rivalry in college basketball, the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky fight for basketball control in the bluegrass state. The two storied programs are always national contenders, which makes the rivalry all the more bitter.
This matchup became even more intense when John Calipari took over at Kentucky, as it became a rivalry between Rick Pitino and the Kentucky coach he so loathes.
It all started in 1992, when Calipari (then with the University of Massachusetts) went to a press conference before a Sweet 16 matchup with Louisville and wore a Rick Pitino mask while impersonating the Louisville coach.
Not a smart move.
Now, 20 years later, there is still tension between the two coaches, especially since Kentucky won the game.
This rivalry is always in the spotlight, although the teams only meet once a year in the regular season. However, last year the two met in the Final Four, with UK winning the game once again.
This year Louisville is ranked No. 2 in the country and Kentucky No. 3, which means this should be the year's top rivalry game.