Originally posted on Louisville Card Game  |  Last updated 11/25/12
Few negative ramifications for the University of Louisville basketball team from a 76-71 loss to Duke in the fifth game of the season. A learning experience that could reap multiple dividends as the season progresses. No reason to hate Duke, that’s silly. Duke, as usual, has a team of exceptional players that will rarely beat themselves. U of L, on the other hand, was making so many miscalculations that it was surprising Rick Pitino’s team was still around at the end. So many blocks of lay ups it seemed but the box score revealed there were only six. Maybe it seemed that way because Peyton Siva was turning the ball over six times, usually on those trips into the tall timber. Doing it so often that it takes away him element of surprise, except when the ball goes in. The good thing is Siva seems to be find his shot more often, hitting better 50 percent against Duke to lead all scorers with 19 points. Russ Smith was a menace to Duke only on offense, collecting 17 points and keeping Uo...
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