Kentucky vs. Louisville: Live Score, Updates and Analysis

Zach DirlamSenior Analyst IIDecember 29, 2012

Final Score - Louisville 80 Kentucky 77

Despite the fact that Peyton Siva, Gorgui Dieng and Russ Smith all got themselves into foul trouble in the second half, the No. 3 Louisville Cardinals held off a furious rally to defeat the No. 23 Kentucky Wildcats 80-77 for the first time in five meetings.

Smith and Chane Behanan were clearly the top two players on the floor for the entire contest and finished the game with a combined 41 points and 14 rebounds.

Senior point guard Peyton Siva also poured in 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting for the Cardinals.

The Wildcats were down by as many as 17 points, but were able to make a comeback behind the play-making abilities of Archie Goodwin, who racked up 22 points, and a strong effort from sophomore point guard Ryan Harrow.

Kentucky also got 14 points from Kyle Wiltjer and freshman star Nerlens Noel chipped in eight points and eight boards.