Posted March 15, 2012 on
Davidson had few answers for Louisville stars Peyton Siva and Chane Behenan, but it was the Cardinals defense that proved the difference against the Wildcats in Thursday's opening round NCAA Tournament contest.

Video: Peyton Siva Shares A Special Bond With His Father

I encourage everyone to take four minutes out of their day and watch this video. Chip Cosby and CN|2 Sports were in New York City last week covering Louisville’s miraculous run to the Big East Championship. Chip caught up with Peyton Siva Sr. to talk about the special bond he shares with his son. Am I the only one who wanted to run and hug my father after watching this?

Pitino would welcome opportunity to resume IU series

PORTLAND, Ore. — As the No. 15 and No. 16 ranked teams on the NCAA Tournament s-curve, Indiana and Louisville were given little chance of playing close to home for the opening weekend. As both teams prepare to kick off March Madness in the Pacific Northwest on Thursday, Louisville coach Rick Pitino said Indiana’s turnaround season that few predicted did not come as a surprise...

First round no problem for Louisville

Erasing memories of bad starts in recent years is good, but getting out of the first round even nicer. Watching from the sidelines no fun at all.Actually the Louisville basketball team dumped the low expectations a couple of weeks ago, refusing to submit to them, raising its game to a new level. A different team, one that believes in itself, maintaining extreme levels of intensity...

Louisville rides wave into third round

Rick Pitino says there really wasn't a defining moment that propelled Louisville through the Big East tournament and into the third-round of the NCAAs. The Cardinals (27-9) have won five straight going into Saturday's game against New Mexico, with a chance to advance to the regional semifinal for the first time since 2009. It's been an up and down year for Louisville...

No. 17 Louisville 69, Davidson 62

Peyton Siva scored 17 points and Louisville finally moved on in the NCAA tournament, beating Davidson 69-62 on Thursday. After getting ousted in their first tournament game the past two seasons, coach Rick Pitino and the fourth-seeded Cardinals (27-9) advanced at last in the West Regional. Siva, who had plenty of local support at the Rose Garden from his hometown of Seattle, added...

Louisville - Davidson Notebook

Louisville coach Rick Pitino and Cardinals Peyton Siva and Chane Behanan discuss the Cardinals 69-61 NCAA opening round win over Davidson Thursday in Portland, OR.

Cards smother Davidson

Louisville defeated Davidson 69-62 in the NCAA Tournament second round Thursday in Portland. Despite foul problems to stars Gorgui Dieng and Peyton Siva, the Cardinals advanced to the third round with outstanding defense.

Louisville 69 – Davidson 62: Cards Win First Tournament Game In Nearly 3 Years

To be honest, that wasn’t all that pretty, but at this point, it doesn’t matter. It’s survive and advance from here on out. One thing that I really enjoyed seeing is that Louisville didn’t play a great game, but still looked like the superior team. I still think Peyton Siva is the difference maker. He fouled out and made a few questionable decisions, but still, his play...

StraitCards Previews: Louisville Cardinals vs. New Mexico Lobos

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Louisville escapes pesky Davidson

Louisville is finally moving on in the NCAA tournament. Peyton Siva scored 17 points and the fourth-seeded Cardinals beat Davidson 69-62 on Thursday for their first tournament victory since 2009. After getting ousted in their opening game the past two seasons, coach Rick Pitino and the Cardinals (27-9) advanced to the third round of the West Regional. Louisville, coming off a surprising...

StraitCards Previews: Louisville Cardinals vs. Davidson Wildcats

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Louisville-New Mexico Breakdown

Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals discuss the keys to Saturday's NCAA Tournament third round game against deep and balanced New Mexico.
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