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The best rivalry in all of college sports in my eyes. With out a doubt the two most crazy fan bases, most passionate and the past two NCAA champions. Schools separated by just 60 miles, this is college basketball.

With this being said folks, we are finally here. The Battle of the Bluegrass returns this Saturday as Kentucky will host Louisville for the 46th meeting between the two. Tip off is set for 4:00pm on CBS in front of 24,000 plus inside historic Rupp Arena.

Neither Kentucky or Louisville have a game before the epic match up. Christmas break is currently on and then only a few days to prepare for both squads. Louisville comes in ranked 4th with the experience, skill and defending national crown while the Cats come in young but talented and ranked 19th. UofL, along with Arizona lead the current Vegas Odds at 13/2 to win the title with UK right behind as the 3rd favorite.

Both teams want to win this game, no matter the comments. This is a game for the state, the fans and both Calipari/Pitino know so and want to win. Currently, UK leads the overall series 30-15. Kentucky has been ranked 25 times, Louisville 19 times when facing each other, 14 of their games both teams have been ranked.

UK has been the number one team in the polls four times when facing UL, 4-0 in those games with the most recent being the 2012 Final Four. UL has not been ranked number one when facing the Cats but have upset them five times since ranking began.

Here is a look at the first 45 games as we all prepare for Saturday!

1913-02-15 Kentucky 34 Louisville 10
1914-02-07 Kentucky 22 Louisville 17
1914-03-03 Kentucky 26 Louisville 13
1915-01-23 Kentucky 18 Louisville 14
1915-02-27 Louisville 26 Kentucky 15
1916-02-12 Louisville 28 Kentucky 22
1916-02-22 Kentucky 32 Louisville 24
1922-01-17 Kentucky 38 Louisville 14
1922-01-21 Kentucky 29 Louisville 22
1948-03-27 Kentucky 91 Louisville 57
1951 NCAA First Round
1951-03-20 Kentucky(1) 79 Louisville 68
1959 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1959-03-13 Louisville 76 Kentucky(2) 68
1983 NCAA Elite Eight
1983-03-26 Louisville(2) 80 Kentucky(12) 68
1983-11-26 Kentucky(1) 65 Louisville(6) 44
1984 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1984-03-22 Kentucky(3) 72 Louisville 67
1984-12-15 Louisville(14) 71 Kentucky 64
1985-12-28 Kentucky(13) 69 Louisville(15) 64
1986-12-27 Kentucky(18) 85 Louisville 51
1987-12-12 Kentucky(1) 76 Louisville 75
1988-12-31 Louisville(14) 97 Kentucky 75
1989-12-30 Louisville(8) 86 Kentucky 79
1990-12-29 Kentucky(18) 93 Louisville 85
1991-12-28 Kentucky(17) 103 Louisville(21) 89
1992-12-12 Kentucky(3) 88 Louisville(9) 68
1993-11-27 Kentucky(2) 78 Louisville(7) 70
1995-01-01 Louisville 88 Kentucky(5) 86
1995-12-23 Kentucky(4) 89 Louisville(25) 66
1996-12-31 Kentucky(3) 74 Louisville(16) 54
1997-12-27 Louisville 79 Kentucky(4) 76
1998-12-26 Louisville 83 Kentucky(3) 74
1999-12-18 Kentucky 76 Louisville 46
2001-01-02 Kentucky 64 Louisville 62
2001-12-29 Kentucky 82 Louisville(6) 62
2002-12-28 Louisville 81 Kentucky(14) 63
2003-12-27 Louisville(20) 65 Kentucky(2) 56
2004-12-18 Kentucky(9) 60 Louisville(13) 58
2005-12-17 Kentucky(23) 73 Louisville(4) 61
2006-12-16 Kentucky 61 Louisville 49
2008-01-05 Louisville 89 Kentucky 75
2009-01-04 Louisville(18) 74 Kentucky 71
2010-01-03 Kentucky(3) 71 Louisville 62
2010-12-31 Kentucky(11) 78 Louisville(22) 63
2011-12-31 Kentucky(3) 69 Louisville (4) 62
2012 NCAA Final Four
2012-03-31 Kentucky(1) 69 Louisville(17) 61
2012-12-29 Louisville(4) 80 Kentucky 77

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