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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.
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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...
Just hours before Russ Smith went wild on the court of Madison Square Garden, scoring 28 points and leading Louisville into the semifinal round of the Big East tournament with a dominating 74-55 win over Villanova, he pulled up the Facebook app on his cell phone and started typing.
"Rest in Peace to my Friend, Coach, Brother, Father, Advisor, Wizard, Teacher, Helper, Wiseman...
Russ Smith scored 28 points in a bittersweet homecoming, leading No. 4 Louisville into the Big East tournament semifinals with a 74-55 victory over Villanova on Thursday night only hours after the death of his esteemed high school coach.
Smith and the defending champion Cardinals (27-5) harassed Villanova into 25 turnovers and advanced to play Notre Dame or Marquette in the late...
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...
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...
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...
Score: No. 4 Louisville 74 ,Villanova 55
Star: Louisville: Russ Smith 28 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Assists.
Story: Louisville had a personal vendetta coming into tonight’s game. The last time Louisville played Villanova, it was the regular season, and the Wildcats beat the Cardinals by nine, giving them their second loss in a row. It was the middle U of L’s short season slump, and Villanova...
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.
After beating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Big East Tournament semi-finals for the third straight year, the Cards will now face Syracuse in its fourth Big East Tournament Championship game in the last five years.
Led by its senior leader Peyton Siva with 12 points, three rebounds, six assists and seven steals (Tournament Record), the Cards consistently seemed to be in control...
Score: No. 4 Louisville 69 No. 24 Notre Dame 57
Stars: Louisville: Peyton Siva 12 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast, 7 Stl. Russ Smith 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast. Notre Dame: Jerian Grant 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast.
Story: It was the last time that Notre Dame and Louisville would be guaranteed to play each other while both were in the Big East, and the game embraced some true Big East qualities.
It is hard to argue that any team has been more successful in the Big East than the Louisville Cardinals in recent history. This 69-57 victory over Notre Dame, pushed the Cards to their 4th Big East Tournament Final in 5 years.
Peyton Siva played his most complete game in a long time as he was seemingly all over the floor. It was especially obvious on one play where he dove three...
No. 4 Louisville 74, Villanova 55. With AP Photos. By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer Never mind making shots. Villanova had a hard enough time hanging onto the ball against Louisville's dynamic defense.
Russ Smith scored 28 points in a bittersweet homecoming, leading No. 4 Louisville into the Big East tournament semifinals with a 74-55 victory over the Wildcats on Thursday...
If you haven’t already heard, Bill Clinton, the former president of the United States stopped by the Louisville locker room last night following the Cardinals 74-55 win over Villanova in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. Senior point guard Peyton SIva says he was extremely honored to meet Clinton and was surprised about how much he knew about basketball
ESPN aired the Big East quarterfinals last night. Game 1 featured Louisville vs Villanova. Game 2 featured Notre Dame and their Digger Phelps highlighter unis against Marquette. Before the second game, ESPN tried to combine the Cardinals and Golden Eagles together in some sort of weird lineup amalmagation. That's the correct Marquette names with Louisville pictures. For...
by Josh Adams
New York City Bureau
Peyton Siva won his 2nd Big East Tournament MVP/
A tale of two halves happened at Madison Square Garden Saturday Night, and the final Big East Championship Trophy will now have a permanent place in Louisville, Kentucky. The Louisville Cardinals defeated the Syracuse Orange 78-61 behind a 29-5 run in the second half.
The final was...