Posted March 27, 2013 on
Luke Hancock has been key to the University of Louisville’s 12-game winning streak and run to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. It’s Hancock’s first season at U of L but it’s not his first time in the NCAA Tournament.

Why Was Russ Smith Blacklisted From The National Player Of The Year Race?

I think it’s safe to say that Russ Smith is one of the best players in the country this year, right? If you’ve watched Russ and Louisville this season, it’s hard to deny him as one of the top scoring guards in the country. For the first 2/3 of the season, Russ was consistently being mentioned as a candidate for national player of the year. After Louisville’s three-game skid...

Louisville guard on a roll in the NCAA Tournament

Drop in any barber shop and sports is usually a hot topic. That's especially true these days at Big Russ' Barber Shop in Harlem, N.Y., where folks are buzzing about the owner's son - Louisville guard Russ Smith. Of course, they're somewhat biased toward the Brooklyn native, but they're not alone in their praise of the 6-foot-1 guard. Smith, considered the best...

No. 16 Louisville 76, No. 21 Purdue 63

Sara Hammond had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help fifth-seeded Louisville beat Purdue 76-63 Tuesday night and advance to its second NCAA tournament regional semifinal in three years. The Cardinals (26-8) will play either top-seeded Baylor or Florida State on Sunday in Oklahoma City in the program's fourth regional semifinal in the last six years. The fourth-seeded Boilermakers...

Rick Pitino Is Flawless In The Round Of Sixteen

Rick Pitino’s success in the NCAA tournament is pretty well known. Since his head coaching career began in the 1980’s, Pitino has had a reputation of having his team’s at their best in March, particularly in the round of sixteen. Pitino has a perfect record of 10-0 in the Sweet 16 and 22-point average margin of victory. Providence: 1986-87: #6 Providence 103, #2 Alabama 82...

Louisville Dominates March Madness Sweet 16 Player Prop Betting

Louisville continues to win and continues to cover point spreads and their winning ways have made them a popular choice among March Madness prop bets in 2013. The Cardinals, a No. 1 bracket seed, are 3/1 odds to win the tournament, according to the NCAA basketball tournament props listed by Bodog. They are favored to win the Midwest Regional and Russ Smith is the 5/1 choice to be...

Van Treese returns home for NCAAs

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s been a crazy year for University of Louisville backup center Stephan Van Treese. The 6-foot-9 Van Treese went from leaving U of L last spring to playing a key role and now returning to his hometown to play in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament this weekend.

Louisville's bench players are 'locked in'

University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino isn't afraid to go to his bench this season. The Cardinals have quality depth and he bench has been a big reason for the success this season. Cardinal Authority takes a look at the bench as the Cardinals prepare to play Oregon on Friday night in Indianapolis.

Blog: Live from Louisville

Purdue looks to advance on to the Sweet 16 when it battles fifth-seeded the Louisville Cardinals in their home court. Join Boiler Sports Report from Louisville for in-game updates.

Louisville Receiver De’Vante Parker Continues To Be Awesome

Having young and talented players that can come in and contribute right away has had a lot to do with the success of the Louisville football program over the last few years. Louisville native De’Vante Parker is one of the many players who has been a major contributor for Charlie Strong’s program since the day he stepped on campus. Parker, a 6-foot-3 wide receiver has been a top...

Vance Bedford Says The Louisville Defense Is Making Strides

While the Louisville basketball team was cruising through the first weekend of the NCAA tournament, Charlie Strong and the Louisville football program had an open practice for the public. Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford spoke to the media following the practice and says his defense has taken strides. (H/T @McMichael20)
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