Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 3/3/13
It wasn’t pretty for the entire 40-minutes on Saturday afternoon, but all in all, it’s hard not to be impressed with Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals. For the first time in conference play, Louisville went on the road and won a close game against a good team. Louisville had been playing well in the last few weeks and showing some improvement offensively. However, the lack of competitive competition had to be taken into considering. Yesterday was their first true test in four games and Louisville without question passed the test. With Peyton Siva, Wayne Blackshear and Chen Behanan all struggling, it was Louisville lift off of the bench that helped the Cards pull away late in the game. Luke Hancock played 20 minutes scoring 12 points including a huge three pointer with just a minute left. Kevin Ware played a career high 24-minutes scoring eight points and grabbing five rebounds. Ware played the point for Louisville down the stretch with Peyton Siva on the bench. Russ Smith led...
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