Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 12/15/12
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I hope everyone realizes how big of a win that was for Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals. They fought back from 16-points down in the first half and despite being banged up from top to bottom; they did what they had to in order to win. Memphis isn’t ranked despite being in the top 15 in the preseason, but that was a talented team Louisville beat today, 87-78. Head coach Josh Pastner may be the biggest problem for the Memphis basketball program, but either way, Louisville beat a very talented team today. Despite no Gorgui Dieng, a banged up and one legged Stephan Van Treese and Russ Smith playing with a sprained ankle, Louisville pulled through shooting 38-46 from the free throw line. Chane Behanan led the Cards with 22 total points and played huge down the stretch. Russ Smith and Peyton Siva added 19 apiece this afternoon. Siva also had a team high 7 assists and came up big at crucial times in the game. Russ had most of his points in the second half and finished 12-for-12 at ...
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