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The Victory Formation:
Things are going very well for Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals. So well that former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, hungout with them following their win in the Big East Tournament. The best thing about all these pictures is that the Louisville players were pretty much all babies when Bill Clinton took office in his first term. Some of them weren’t born at all. H/T College Basketball Talk
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Yes, that is Bill Clinton, the former Leader of the Free World, and yes, that is Russ Smith and Chane Behanan, two Louisville basketball players. Get 'W' in there and we've got a party.
Louisville and Villanova will square off tonight at Madison Square Garden in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Big East Tournament.
Rick Pitino’s team will try to avenge a 73-64 loss to to the Wildcats in January. The loss to Villanova was the Cardinals largest margin of defeat.
Here are three keys to beating Villanova tonight.
Make Free Throws: This one should go without saying...
Back in the Big East championship game for the third straight year, at the top where University of Louisville basketball belongs. The last time at Madison Square Garden, the scene of some pretty incredible memories.
One last game as a member of the Big East, with a band of Catholic schools taking the league in a different direction. First three seasons in the tourney abysmal, the...
Russ Smith returned to the scene of his youth Thursday, another basketball court in New York City, taking center stage at Madison Square Garden, returning as a third-team All America player, proving he belongs among the elite.
The Brooklyn native, who was ignored by Syracuse during the recruitment process and resisted efforts to force him to go to Manhattan College after his freshman...
Louisville failed to score in the first two minutes of the game, but used a 15-4 run in the first half and never looked back. The Cardinals forced 25 Villanova turnovers, cruising to a 74-55 win.
Russ Smith led the way for the Cardinals scoring 28 points, 21 of those came in the second half. Smith connected on 10-of-11 free throw attempts. Luke Hancock continued his solid play, chipping...
Russ Smith’s heavy hearted 28 points became the highest point total for Louisville in Madison Square Garden in the Big East Tournament.
The win over the Wildcats gives Louisville its eighth straight win and moves into the Big East Tourney Semi-finals for the third consecutive year.
Two of the big problem areas for much of the Cards this season were three point shooting...
Louisville’s first post-season game will be tomorrow night at 7 PM in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. Rick Pitino and the Cardinals will face the winner of St. John’s and Villanova who play tonight in the second round of the tournament.
Considering the depth that the Big East has this year, once you get to the quarterfinals of the tournament, you can expect some...
NEW YORK - University of Louisville junior guard Russ Smith played with a heavy heart on Thursday night after the passing of his high school coach – and New York prep school legend Jack Curran – earlier in the day. And Smith didn’t disappoint.
Louisville's stunning second-half comeback to beat Syracuse in Saturday night's Big East tournament final brought us something we've had very little of during this wild college basketball season: A sense of certainty.
What's been certain in college hoops this year? Not much. Not which team is No. 1 in the country. Every time there's been one, that team loses...
It's the end of an era as both of these teams will be headed to a new conference next season. In the begining it appeared as if it would be a game fitting of the end of the Big East as it is currently known--Louisville vs. Syracuse; No. 4 vs. No. 19; Rick Pitino vs. Jim Boeheim.
Yes, sports fans, this one had the making of a great one. For one half it looked like it as the...
NEW YORK – Peyton Siva has left a major mark on the University of Louisville’s men’s basketball program with an outstanding four seasons. Now, Siva holds one of the schools top records – all-time steals for a career.
Here's a look at the top seeds in the upcoming NCAA Tournament, and why they will -- or won't -- reach the Final Four:
LOUISVILLE (Midwest region)
Why they'll be playing in Atlanta: Defense, defense, defense. That's what wins championships, right? Well, that's what Rick Pitino teaches. The single statistic he takes most pride in with his teams is the number...
Russ Smith scored 20 points and Peyton Siva added 12 to lead No.
4 Louisville to a 69-57 victory over No. 24 Notre Dame on Friday
night, the third straight year the Cardinals beat the Fighting
Irish in the semifinals of the Big East tournament.
Although Louisville’s offense has drastically improved in the last month and wound up leading the Big East in scoring, it’s the Cards defense that makes them a national title contender. Even if Louisville has a cold shooting night, their ability to consistently get stops on defense will keep them in games against any team in the country.
Following Louisville’s win over Cincinnati...
Louisville will play in their third consecutive Big East tournament championship game on Saturday evening. Rick Pitino’s team never trailed against Notre Dame, cruising to a comfortable 69-57 win over Notre Dame.
Peyton Siva and Russ Smith both broke school records in Louisville’s win. Siva is now the school’s all time leader in steals, passing Darrell Griffith. He officially...