No. 5 Cardinals face Western Kentucky in Nashville
Playing a rival sometimes requires going the extra mile.
With No. 5 Louisville and Western Kentucky, it means going an extra hour south.
The Cardinals and Hilltoppers resume their annual rivalry Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The game is part of a series in which Louisville hosts two games, WKU one on campus with one in the Music City.
Louisville (10-1) has become used to playing at neutral sites this season. The Cardinals played three games last month at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas, losing to Duke in the championship game.
Saturday also marks the Cardinals' second trip to Tennessee in a week. They beat rival Memphis last Saturday.
Western Kentucky (8-4) leads the series 39-36, including 5-2 on neutral courts.