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Rick Pitino demands 110% on the defensive end of the floor at all times, no matter if it’s half-court, three-quarters court, or full-court. The Louisville Cardinals have gotten off to a predictable 3-0 start with wins over Manhattan, Samford, and Miami-Ohio, but take a look beyond the names of the teams. Don’t say, “They should be 3-0 and playing at a high level because of competition.” This team is playing at a high level because of ultra focus and is defending with a February/March fervor in mid-November. Louisville’s three opponents combined are shooting only 34.8% from the floor and the level of defensive intensity is why many are picking the Cardinals to cut down the nets in Atlanta in March.
“This nonsense of where you stand in November on Thanksgiving – it’s where you stand in February and March obviously, but, with our schedule we got to be ready, we could lose all three, win all three because every team’s a great team,” said Pitino, alluding to the upcoming schedule aft
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Rick Pitino met with the media this afternoon to preview the Battle 4 Atlantis, but as you can expect the conversation quickly shifted to the conference realignment news that has dominated the headlines in the past 48 hours. As you can expect, Coach Pitino didn’t shy away from sharing his opinion on the whole thing.
Here is a video of Coach Pitino’s comments courtesy of Courier...
John Gasaway, a college basketball insider for ESPN isn’t impressed with Rick Pitino’s squad.
Each week ESPN releases their college basketball power rankings. This ranking system is compiled by votes from 18 different ESPN writers, analyst, bloggers and researchers.
17 of the 18 voting ballots had the Louisville Cardinals at either number one or number two. John Gasaway decided...
Six games into his professional career, former Louisville swing-man Kyle Kuric is fitting nicely with Asefa Estudian in Madrid, Spain. Estudian is currently 5-3 on the season and in fourth place Spain’s ACB league.
Kuric is playing 19.3 minutes per game, averaging 10 points and shooting 44% from behind the 3-PT line.
Judging from this picture, it looks like Kuric has helped jump...
Louisville has overpowered its first three opponents thanks in large part to suffocating defense. The Cardinals may face a tougher challenge in their next game as they take on an unbeaten opponent that's been strong at both ends of the floor.
Second-ranked Louisville looks to keep rolling when it meets Northern Iowa in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas on Thursday...
I’ve said many times over the past two years that Louisville fans need to develop tough skin in regards to Charlie Strong’s name being mentioned for available coaching positions.
Each year that Strong has been here at Louisville, he’s been mentioned as a potential candidate for many jobs. In fact, last year Texas A&M asked to speak with Strong about their open position...
Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals took a big dive in the all of the polls and rankings after losing their first game of the season a couple of weeks ago. Coach Strong and his staff wants the team to realize that they’ve got a lot of work to do in order get back what little respect they were getting from the national media.
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Daniel Brown may be able to play against UConn on Senior Day. If not, Strong says he should definitely be back against Rutgers next week.
The bye-week helped the Cards put the Syracuse game behind them, says Strong.
Other than Senorise Perry’s injury, the team is physically healthy overall. Lorenzo Mauldin and DeAngelo Brown are questionable, but could both play this week.
Almost scary. So easy.
Teams are going to have a tough time scoring on the University of Louisville this season if UofL’s 80-39 romp over Miami of Ohio is an indication of things to come. The long arms, the intensity, the unrelenting press creating chaos for the visitors.
While Rick Pitino may not be blessed with a bevy of good shooters, they are quite capable of forcing mistakes...
University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong met with the media on Monday, following his team’s open week. The Cardinals are 9-1 heading into Saturday’s noon game against Connecticut.