Twitter reaction: Louisville-Kentucky

Louisville against Kentucky. Pitino against Calipari. Rival against rival.

State bragging rights on the line and both teams desperate for a signature win this season.

Neither team entered Saturday's game where it began the season (in the top five), but there was still plenty of excitement surrounding the battle for the Commonwealth.

The Cardinals jumped out to an 8-0 lead at Rupp Arena, but the host Wildcats clawed back and led by as many as nine. But then Russdiculous happened -- as in a Russ Smith dunk that became an instant lock for #SCtop10.

Despite a monster first half by Julius Randle and UK thoroughly dominating most of the first 20 minutes, Big Blue's lead was just five at the break.

But after a sensational first half, Randle was injured early in the second and played sparingly for the Cats.

Did it matter? It did not. Kentucky actually extended its lead without its best pro prospect.

The Louisville big men were ineffective all day long, but the Harrison twins certainly awoke in the second half (as Smith did the opposite).

Even Kentucky forward Alex Poythress, who had been quiet most of the day, got in on the act with a dunk that all but put UL away for good -- giving the Cats a 10-point lead with 1 minute, 42 seconds remaining.

Louisville never got closer than five in the final couple of minutes as Kentucky closed out its rival and picked up its first marquee win of the season.

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