Originally written December 16, 2012 on StraitPinkie.com:
Louisville started slow but ended up rallying to beat Memphis 87-78. The game was built up all week to be less of the rivalry game that Louisville fans remembered and more of a “friendly” rivalry.  Well you could tell from the start that wasnt the case, it got very physical, very quickly.  To put it in perspective, how many times can you say that every 5 minutes there someone was on the floor hurt or limping to the bench.  Russ Smith suffered an ankle sprain, Montrezl Harrell and Chane Behanan were both seen shaken up, Stephen Van Tresse was banged up also. Russ Smith went down after landing on a Memphis players foot, following through on a shot.  He was unable to put any weight through the foot while walking back to the bench.  They taped him up and took him into the tunnel to test it out.  When he came back out, you could tell he wasn’t healthy.  He couldnt make a move to get past anybody and he could not elevate. Then halftime happened and Russ Smith seemingly came out like the R...
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