INDIANAPOLIS --- Both Louisville and Kentucky spoke to the media for 30 minutes Thursday afternoon, ahead of Friday's Sweet 16 meeting in the Battle of the Bluegrass.

Rick Pitino and John Calipari conducted press conferences. Meanwhile, the Cards and Cats opened their locker rooms for player interviews.

The rivalry (or lack thereof inside the actual locker rooms), adjustments from the first meeting, Louisville's speed, and Kentucky's size were all hot topics. 

Click on the links below to watch all of WDRB Sports' raw interviews from both UofL and UK:

 

Louisville

Rick Pitino press conference - CLICK HERE

Russ Smith - CLICK HERE

Luke Hancock - CLICK HERE

Chris Jones - CLICK HERE

Stephan Van Treese - CLICK HERE

Montrezl Harrell - CLICK HERE

Tim Henderson - CLICK HERE

 

Kentucky

John Calipari press conference - CLICK HERE

Willie Cauley-Stein - CLICK HERE

Andrew Harrison - CLICK HERE

Aaron Harrison - CLICK HERE

Alex Poythress - CLICK HERE

Jarrod Polson - CLICK HERE

Jon Hood - CLICK HERE

 

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