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Rivalry set to play out at NCAA Tournament

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Saint Louis forward Dwayne Evans (21) drives to the basket as Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell defends during a third-round game in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday in Orlando, Fla.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville’s quest of fulfilling coach Rick Pitino’s hopes for the Cardinals repeating as national champions and becoming a “mini-dynasty” hinge on beating archrival Kentucky.
That’s going to be a tough challenge against the Wildcats, who have been a thorn in the Cardinals’ side.
Eighth-seeded Kentucky (26-10) enters Friday night’s Midwest Regional showdown against fourth-seeded Louisville (31-5) with a 3-2 edge in the NCAA tournament and a 31-15 series lead. The Wildcats have won five of the last six against Louisville, including at the 2012 Final Four en route to their eighth national championship, and ...

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