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Three. With Ken­tucky hav­ing also beaten Louisville 56-10 in foot­ball last month, this is the third time since UK and U of L be­gan their mod­ern foot­ball se­ries in 1994 that the Wild­cats have won both the men’s basketball and foot­ball con­tests over the Car­di­nals in the same school year.

The other times were in 2009-10 (31-27 foot­ball; 71-62 basketball) and 2010-11 (23-16 foot­ball; 78-63 basketball).

THE AT­MOS­PHERE

The U of L stu­dent sec­tion fired up a pregame chant of “Where is Quade?” in ref­er­ence to the re­cently trans­ferred, for­mer UK guard Quade Green.

U of L held a mo­ment of si­lence be­fore the na­tional an­them for Louisville po­lice of­fi­cer Dei­dre Menge­doht, who was killed in the line of duty Christ­mas Eve.

In the fi­nal TV time­out of the first half, new Louisville foot­ball coach Scott Sat­ter­field and for­mer U of L men’s hoops coach Denny

Crum were shown on the giant video screens. Sat­ter­field

AAA­got a po­lite cheer, Crum a roar.

As re­flected by the roar ev­ery time Ken­tucky scored, there was a lot of blue in the KFC Yum Cen­ter.

AUP NEXT

No. 16 Ken­tucky (10-2) will travel to Tuscaloosa to face Alabama (8-3) next Satur­day (Jan. 5) at 1 p.m. EST in a game that will be tele­cast on ESPN. It will be the South­east­ern Con­fer­ence opener for both teams.

KNOW YOUR FOE

1. Coach Avery John­son’s Crim­son Tide have home vic­to­ries over Mur­ray State (78-72 Nov. 26) and Ari­zona (76-73 Dec. 9) and a neu­tral-court win over Wi­chita State (90-86 Nov. 18).

2. The Crim­son Tide’s three losses came on a neu­tral court to North­east­ern (68-52 Nov. 15), on the road at Cen­tral Florida (70-64 Nov. 29) and at home to Ge­or­gia State (83-80 Dec. 4).

3. Since be­com­ing head coach at Alabama in 2015-16, John­son is 0-7 against Ken­tucky.

Mark Story: 859-231-3230, @markc­story

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