LEXINGTON - No one ever had to explain the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry to Patrick Patterson.
"I understand the rivalry. I know all about Louisville fans hating Kentucky and Kentucky fans hating Louisville," said the Kentucky sophomore.
Even though Patterson is a West Virginia native, he understands the significance of Sunday's Kentucky-Louisville game to UK fans because of the constant reminders he gets from fans about the Cardinals.
"I get constant messages from fans and constant feedback from fans around campus saying, 'Beat Louisville.' When I am at the mall walking around there will be a bunch of Kentucky fans saying, 'Beat Louisville, we are looking forward to the Louisville game and keep on doing what you are doing against Louisville.' So we know all about the rivalry," Patterson said.