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4 Stats Prove Kentucky Absolutely Owns Louisville Rivalry

John Calipari, Immanuel Quickley, Ashton Hagans
Kentucky head coach John Calipari | Andy Lyons/Getty Images

John Calipari and Kentucky have rebounded from a sluggish start to the season and managed to pull off an upset of No. 3 Louisville at Rupp Arena. Louisville's Jordan Nwora managed just eight points in 39 minutes, while Kentucky's Tyrese Maxey put up 27 in the win.

This is another in a long list of dominant Wildcat victories, as the kids from Lexington have owned this rivalry of late. I mean, take a look at these four stats and you'll see just how dominant UK has been.

While this could be expected by some, as Kentucky has simply been getting a better crop of players than the scandal-plagued Louisville has in recent years, the fact that two elite programs that have both won a championship in this decade have such a disparity in head-to-head matchups is nothing short of stunning.

Meanwhile, Kentucky has been basking in the glory of their success after another win over the Cardinals, as big man Nick Richards trolled them with an "L's Down" hand gesture.

Chris Mack has done a wonderful job of getting this Louisville program back into the national spotlight after their scandalous past, but even dating back to the Rick Pitino days, the Cardinals just can't hold a candle to the Wildcats in this rivalry.