Originally posted on Louisville Card Game  |  Last updated 2/15/13
Some healing was in order for a team questioning itself, looking for answers, needing to get past the disbelief, the uncertainty, and the disappointment. Needing a home game, needing some love, the warm embrace of fans at the KFC Yum! Center. Equally important is that there is no more taking anybody for granted for this University of Louisville basketball team, not following the three-ring circus and five-overtime nightmare at South Bend. Parity is reality, not coach speak any more, especially when every team knows exactly what you’re going to do next and is prepared to stop you, witness the fact that six St. John’s players accumulated seven blocks. Had they been better shooters, St. John’s could have added to the hurt, denying UofL the 72-58 win. Russ Smith needed some redemption, taking a while to get going again. But when he did, he was at his best, making four assists to go with three steals and six rebounds. Found his shot again just when UofL needed it, giving his team some b...
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