Posted February 03, 2013 on AP on Fox
Russ Smith scored 18 points, Peyton Siva added 14 and No. 12 Louisville shot 52 percent to run away from No. 25 Marquette 70-51 on Sunday. The lopsided outcome was somewhat surprising considering what was at stake for both teams in the Big East. Marquette had an opportunity to take a one-game lead on Syracuse, but the Golden Eagles were left settling for a first-place tie with the Orange. The Cardinals (18-4, 6-3), meanwhile, moved a half-game closer to both schools with their second straight win, remaining in a four-way tie for third. The Cardinals finished 27 of 52 from the field after an 0-for-8 start while holding the Golden Eagles (15-5, 6-2) to 36 percent shooting (19 of 53). They also outrebounded Marquette 38-26. Gorgui Dieng added eight points and eight rebounds for Louisville. Vander Blue had 17 points and Trent Lockett 16 for the Golden Eagles, who have dropped two of their last four games. The Cardinals unveiled all-white uniforms for the school's ''Whi...

Louisville Had A Surprise Visitor Yesterday Afternoon

Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals had a surprise visitor yesterday afternoon as they defeated No. 25 Marquette 70-51 at the KFC Yum! Center. Trey Lyles, a 6-foot-10 235-pound power forward from Indianapolis was in attendance yesterday for an unofficial visit. Lyles is rated as a 5-star prospect and is considered to be one of the top overall players in the 2014 class. He was...

Louisville 70 – Marquette 51: Cards Crush Golden Eagles

It was a slow start for the Cardinals as they trailed Marquette 1-9 and didn’t score a field goal in the first four minutes of the game. However, Rick Pitino’s team used a huge run midway through the second half to pull away for good, winning 70-51 against the Golden Eagles. After missing a few easy baskets to start the game, Louisville found their stride on both ends of the...

Louisville 70 – Marquette 51: Post Game Notes

Peyton Siva played 38 minutes and was whistled for only one personal foul.  Yes, only one. Louisville played nine guys 14 or more minutes, but only four played more than 20 minutes.  That much sharing of minutes and this team should never get gassed. Cards shot just under 52% against the Golden Eagles for they’re second highest performance in conference play and third highest...

Pitino goes with white, Louisville thumps Marquette

Less than five minutes after his Louisville team had defeated Marquette 71-50, a relieved Rick Pitino showed up in the press room wearing a brown plaid shirt and dark pants. “I really didn’t want to wear the white suit today, I was ready for a change,” he said, adding that he had been warned by his wife, his niece and daughter that not wearing the suit would be bad luck. So...

National academic award for Russ

Russ Smith has been honored with a 2013 Academic Momentum Award, as presented by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports and the Scholar Baller program. Smith is one of 63 male and female student-athletes nationally representing 15 different sports to receive the honor, which is based on the level of academic improvement and the impact of that academic momentum. Louisville...

Louisville routs Marquette 70-51

On a day when Rick Pitino broke out his white suit and the marketing department called for a white out, the Cardinals played a great game in route to a 70 to 51 victory. The last time that Marquette was in the Yum! Center, Louisville had one of the most miraculous comebacks in series history.  Luckily this one wasn’t as close and a major contributing factor was the play of Russ...

Linebacker Lyn Clark Picks Louisville

Charlie Strong picked up his 16th verbal commitment from the 2013 class on Sunday evening. Lyn Clark, a 6-foot 215-pound linebacker from New Orleans, LA., committed to the Cards as soon as he arrived home from his official visit to Louisville over the weekend. Clark was the only uncommitted prospect to visit Louisville this weekend. He chose the Cards over Louisiana Tech and had...

Podcast: Cards knock off Marquette. Is Louisville Back On Track?

If you missed Monday night’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to view from your mobile device. I spent most of Monday’s show talking about Super Bowl commercials and recapping Louisville’s big win over Marquette. Have the Cards turned the corner? Plenty of callers shared their thoughts. I also talked about Charlie Strong’s newest football commit.

Clark chooses Cardinals

O.P. Walker (Algiers, LA) outside linebacker Lyn Clark made the late-night call to Louisville head coach Charlie Strong...

'Wipe.. er..White Out!', Louisville 70 MU 51

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- #12 Louisville shot 52 percent to beat #. 25 Marquette 70-51 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville Kentucky. The Cardinals (18-4,6-3), were lead by Russ Smith who scored 18 points and PG Peyton Siva added 14. The Golden Eagles (15-5,6-2), were led by Vander Blue’s 17 pts and Trent Lockett’s 16. MU raced out to a 9-1 lead to start the game but Louisville'...
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