Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 1/10/13
With a 15 point victory over Seton Hall, the Cards are now 2-0 to start conference play and 14-1 on the season. Russ Smith only scored 11 points.  Gosh, he is terrible. Rebounding advantage…no one.  The Pirates and Cards both finish with 34. Cards coming in right on par with season average finishing with 12 steals as the 3rd ranked team in the county in Steals Per Game. Prior to the match-up against the Cards, Seton Hall was 13th in the country in 3pt Field Goals Per Game at almost nine made per outing.  Louisville’s perimeter defense held the Pirates to just four made three pointers on 16 tries for a mere 25% from deep. Many times in recent history Louisville has had a bit of an Achilles Heel at the free throw stripe.  Coming in as 163rd in the country with a 69% Free Throw Percentage on the season, the Cards have a strong showing at 85.2% on 23-27. For the 13th time this season the Cards have eclipsed 70 points.  All were victories. With his 3rd double/double in eight games, Gorgu...
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