Originally posted on Louisville Card Game  |  Last updated 1/10/13
Not so long ago Gorgui Dieng would have wilted against an imposing 290-pounder like Eugene Teague, unable to stop the Seton Hall behemoth from having his way like he did against freshman Zach Price during his frustrating five minutes against Seton Hall. No offense to Price, a first-year player who is 60 to 70 pounds heavier than Dieng was as a freshman. Gorgui simply wouldn’t allow himself to get pushed around. They’re about the same weight now. Has more to do with experience, technique and Gorgui’s approach to the game, eager to benefit from the hard lessons. The University of Louisville basketball team would have been in trouble back then, giving Seton Hall the threat of dominating the paint and the area beyond the three-point arc. Remember Jeremy Hazell? Finally gone, but that kind of circus crazy, making the home crowd get crazy. Not in this game, not with Dieng containing the big guy underneath, and Rick Pitino demanding the old focus on shutting down the three-point game, not...
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