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Depleted Cardinals fall to No. 12 Virginia

Louisville wins
Louisville wins

For twenty minutes the No. 4 Louisville Cardinals looked as if they had finally figured out the Virginia Cavaliers.  The Cardinals have beaten the Cavaliers only once since joining the ACC, but tonight seemed different early on for U of L, even without four key players.  Quentin Snider and Tony Hicks were out due to injuries.  It was announce early Monday morning that Deng Adel and Mangok Mathiang were suspended for the game because of a curfew violation.   Continue reading Depleted Cardinals fall to No. 12 Virginia

College Basketball – Louisville Easily Handles Boston College

Louisville continues to roll
Louisville continues to roll

No. 6 Louisville kept on rolling after easily beating Boston College 90 – 67.  It was U of L’s third straight win and seventh out of eight.  

Shooting has been a sore spot for the Cardinals for much of the season, but lately the offense has caught up with their suffocating defense.  The Cards shot 57.6 percent from the field including 6 – 14 from  3-point range.  They out rebounded the Eagles 32 – 26. Continue reading College Basketball – Louisville Easily Handles Boston College

Cards Survive 85 – 80 Over Pittsburgh

Rick Pitino
Rick Pitino

Rick Pitino said in his postgame press conference after his team beat Pittsburgh 85 – 80 that if you just took a look at the statistics on the season and not the Louisville name, you would think they had only six or seven wins.  This is coming from the coach of the No. 14 Louisville Cardinals.  Even more impressive is the fact that the Cards improved to 14 – 3 with the win.  This all coming against a top five schedule and with wins over Kentucky, Indiana, Purdue, and Wichita State. Continue reading Cards Survive 85 – 80 Over Pittsburgh

Mitchell Leads Cards past the Hoosiers 77 – 62

Cards upend Cats in Battle of the Bluegrass
Cards upend Cats in Battle of the Bluegrass

Who starts and who comes off of the bench has never been important to Louisville coach Rick Pitino.  That was evident in No. 6 Louisville’s 77 – 62 win over No. 16 Indiana in Banker’s Life Fieldhouse.  Pitino started Anas Mahmoud in place of Mangok Mathiang, Ray Spalding in place of Jaylen Johnson, and most surprisingly V. J. King in place of Donovan Mitchell. Continue reading Mitchell Leads Cards past the Hoosiers 77 – 62

Louisville Can’t Solve the Virginia Puzzle

Louisville fans are excited - Photo by UofL Athletics
Louisville fans are excited – Photo by UofL Athletics

Louisville coach Rick Pitino usually ends his postgame press conference in about seven to eight minutes.  Tonight’s press conference ended in a little over three minutes.  His opening statement described exactly why the No. 6 Cardinals lost once again to No. 12 Virginia.  Pitino said, “Well, Virginia seems to be our kryptonite. Continue reading Louisville Can’t Solve the Virginia Puzzle

Cards Topple Cats 73 – 70 as Snider Shines

Cards upend Cats in Battle of the Bluegrass
Cards upend Cats in Battle of the Bluegrass

No. 10 Louisville has 14 players on this year’s roster.  Only four out of the fourteen are from within the state of Kentucky and only two, Raymond Spalding (Trinity) and Quentin Snider (Ballard), are from Louisville.  Too say that tonight’s game against No. 6 Kentucky is just another game to them would be an understatement. Continue reading Cards Topple Cats 73 – 70 as Snider Shines