Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 11/16/12
What do we know about this year’s Louisville team that we didn’t already know 24 hours ago? If I am asked that question, my answer is nothing. We still know this team is talented and can defeat opponents like Samford by a huge margin; however nothing new was proven this evening. Louisville was able to use their advantage in the talent department to defeat the Samford Bulldogs by a score of 80-54. On a positive note, the Cards were finally able to use their size and out-rebound an opponent. Gorgui Dieng and Chane Behanan along out-rebounded Samford’s entire team 31-25. Louisville, as a team finished with 52 rebounds. On a negative note, Louisville continued to struggle from beyond the arc, shooting just 7-for-31. Coach Pitino said this team would make 7-to-9 three’s per game, I just didn’t know that would mean they’d shoot more than 30. It was interesting to see Coach Pitino tweak the starting line-up, going with Chane Behanan and Wayne Blackshear instead of Russ Smith and Montrezl H...
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