Found March 09, 2013 on
The Cardinal Connect:
I’ve been putting this off as long as I possibly could. With four ½ hours until tip off, I can wait no longer. For the past few days I’ve been thinking of what exactly I would write. How exactly do you bid farewell to a young man like Gorgui Dieng?
Watching Gorgui develop on and off the court over the past few years has been one of the best experiences I’ve had since covering Louisville basketball. As a lifelong fan of the Louisville Cardinals, Gorgui Dieng is easily one of my favorite players of all time.
I’ll never forget my first interaction with Gorgs. It was the summer of 2010 when he first arrived on campus. I was at a local hospital and saw a very scrawny 6-foot-11 young man walking down the hall. He was accompanied by Louisville athletic trainer Fred Hina. After seeing Hina, I knew for sure that is was Gorgs. As he walked the halls of the hospital looking shy and somewhat nervous, I couldn’t help but flag him down. The fan boy in me came out that day. I was about ten feet be...
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Gorgui Dieng had 20 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks to help No. 8 Louisville earn a share of the Big East Conference title with a 73-57 victory over No. 24 Notre Dame on Saturday.
Peyton Siva added 13 points and five assists in his final home game for the Cardinals (26-5, 14-4 Big East), who finished tied for first place with Georgetown and Marquette. Louisville receives a bye...
The last few days have been pretty awesome for Louisville’s Gorgui Dieng. He was named Big East player of the week and ESPN national player of the year over the weekend after posting 20 points, 11 rebounds, five blocks and three steals against Notre Dame over the weekend. Earlier today Dieng was named the Big East defensive player of the year.
Press release from BigEast.org.
University of Louisville junior Gorgui Dieng will participate in Saturday's Senior Day activities prior to the Cardinals final regular season game against Notre Dame at the KFC Yum! Center. On Friday, Dieng, who may leave a year early for the NBA, said his focus remains on the current season and the upcoming post season tournaments.
Score: Louisville 73, Notre Dame 57
Star(s): Louisville Gorgui Dieng 20 Pts, 11 Reb, 5 Blks
Story: Louisville had this game circled on its calendar for several weeks. Since losing an unbelievable five-overtime game in South Bend earlier this season, the Cardinals had won six straight — but what they really wanted was a little revenge. Combine that with Senior Night, and the KFC...
Russ Smith and Gorgui Dieng were named First Team All-Big East earlier this morning. This marks the first time since joining the Big East that Louisville has had multiple people on the team. Peyton Siva was selected as a Third Team All-Big East honoree.
Only twice before have the Cards had people get this honor, David Padgett in 2007-2008 and Terrence Williams in 2008-2009. This...
University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino said Gorgui Dieng will go through Senior Night festivities but will make a decision on his future after the season. Pitino talked to the media on Thursday afternoon and Cardinal Authority was in attendance and has the story.
Peyton Siva, Mike Marra, and Gorgui Dieng met with the media earlier today to preview Senior Day tomorrow against Notre Dame. Each player talked a little bit about there time at Louisville. Here is a recap.
“It’ll be hard for me to do my job tomorrow if I’m sitting in his seat. I do the stats. Chart deflections, steals, field goal percentage.”
When asked about...
No overtime this time, smiles all around
A farewell that won’t soon be forgotten, accompanied by a 73-57 win for the University of Louisville basketball team over Notre Dame, witnessed by a record crowd of 22,815 Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center.
Two seniors with near perfect games, Gorgui Dieng with 20 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks. Peyton Siva with five assists, three-of...
Louisville’s Russ Smith, Gorgui Dieng and Peyton Siva have received All Big East honors. Smith and Dieng have been selected to the All Big East First Team, while Siva was named to the third team. Russ Smith was thought to be one of the top candidates for Big East Player of the Year, but with Otto Porter of Georgetown being the only unanimous selection for the first team, I’m...
The University of Louisville claims two spots on the Big East All-Conference first team.
The honors was awarded to Gorgui Dieng and Russ Smith as the league prepares for its annual conference tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Peyton Siva was named to the third team.
Dieng averaged 10.3 points and 10.1 rebounds. He also had 63 blocks in just 24 games, while also collecting...
The Big East Conference has honored three University of Louisville men’s basketball players with postseason recognition. Russ Smith and Gorgui Dieng were named to the first-team All-Conference team, while Peyton Siva is on the third team.
Sorry for the delayed post-game reaction. As I’m sure you could expect, yesterday called for a celebration. With a 73-57 win over Notre Dame yesterday, Louisville has captured their second Big East regular season title in school history. Louisville, Georgetown and Marquette each finished 14-4 in league play and share the regular season championship.
I don’t think I’m out of...
Last year on Senior Day, Louisville came out and laid an egg, losing to USF. This year they played in a game where they had a Big East Championship on the line and the Cards did not disappoint. It didn’t take any overtimes this time as the Cards downed the Irish 73-57. Peyton Siva, Gorgui Dieng, and Mike Marra will go out as winners.
This was one of the rare senior days where...
There was no need for overtime this time. The University of Louisville tagged Notre Dame with a 73-57 loss on Senior Night at the KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals said goodbye to Peyton Siva and Mike Marra and (perhaps) Gorgui Dieng in style and claimed part of the Big East title.
The University of Louisville basketball program held a sweet going away party for seniors Peyton Siva and Mike Marra and (perhaps) junior Gorgui Dieng on Saturday. The Cardinals ran away from Notre Dame 73-57 at the KFC Yum! Center and in the process laid claim to part of the Big East regular-season title.