Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 4/7/13
Sorry for the delayed post-game response. I’ve been doing everything I can to try and find a way down to Atlanta on Monday night. Saturday night’s national semifinal game is just more evidence that this year’s Louisville team is destined for a national championship. The first half may have been one of if not the worst halves of the season for the Cardinals. Louisville’s full court pressure wasn’t giving Wichita State any trouble and the Shockers passive dare you to shoot defense kept the Cards from being effective on offense. Despite what the numbers show, Russ Smith and Peyton Siva clearly weren’t themselves. It was Luke Hancock and walk-on Tim Henderson who was the hero’s for Louisville. For about eight-to-nine minutes in the second half, Louisville was down ten points and simply couldn’t get over the hump. It was back-to-back three pointers from Henderson and a couple of slashing buckets from Hancock that got Louisville back in the game. From then on the Cards were able to hold o...
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