Found December 01, 2012 on
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Louisville’s performance in the first half was as bad as I’ve seen this team play in the last few years. The Cards looked very lethargic and were getting outworked by a veteran and talented Illinois State team. Although the Cards didn’t have a strong performance overall, the effort in the second half made a huge difference and led to a 69-66 win over one of the best mid-major teams in the country.
As much as I ******* on Twitter about Louisville’s performance (I know it was a lot), it’d be wrong to not give Illinois State a lot of credit. Tyler Brown and Jackie Carmichael may be as good of a 1-2 punch that Louisville will see all season. Brown hit some unbelievable shots this afternoon, leading all scorers with 25 points. Carmichael took advantage of Louisville being without Dieng, proving that he is one of the tough top front-court players in the country. He finished with 20 points and 9 rebounds.
Peyton Siva didn’t lead Louisville in scoring, but his play down the stretch won this...
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Without its shot-blocking center, Louisville got big efforts from its backcourt and a seldom-used backup to escape a Saturday scare from Illinois State.
Guards Russ Smith and Peyton Siva traded turns taking over in the second half of the No. 5 Cardinals' 69-66 comeback win. Stephan Van Treese sparked Louisville in the middle, playing 34 minutes off the bench in place of Gorgui...
Russ Smith scored 24 points and Peyton Siva added 20, including four 3-pointers, to help No. 5 Louisville edge Illinois State 69-66 on Saturday.
Down 3 with a chance to tie, Illinois State's Tyler Brown airballed a 3-pointer with eight seconds left that was saved by Bryant Allen to Jackie Carmichael. Carmichael found Brown for another chance at overtime, drawing considerable...
Illinois State coach Dan Muller nearly had a signature win in just his seventh game. Coming close doesn't interest him.
The first-year coach and his Redbirds came into No. 5 Louisville and narrowly fell 69-66 after leading all but the first 39 seconds of the first half and most of the second.
''We don't come for moral victories,'' said Muller, who led Illinois...
5th-ranked Louisville overcame a double-digit first half deficit to hold off the upset-minded Illinois State Redbirds. CardinalAuthority.com has post game comments from Rick Pitino, Wayne Blackshear, Peyton Siva and Stephan Van Treese.