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It is hard to argue that any team has been more successful in the Big East than the Louisville Cardinals in recent history.  This 69-57 victory over Notre Dame, pushed the Cards to their 4th Big East Tournament Final in 5 years. Peyton Siva played his most complete game in a long time as he was seemingly all over the floor.  It was especially obvious on one play where he dove three rows into the stands to save the ball.  Then came back onto the defensive end and almost stole the ball for Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant.  You can tell that Peyton Siva has turned up his game and he realizes that these games really matter.  Siva finished with 12 Pts, 6 Ast, 7 Stls, and 3 Rbs.  Peyton Siva also passed Darrell Griffith as U of L’s all time steals leader, so congratulations to him! Siva’s running mate, Russ Smith, did have a couple of turnover that made you want to pull your hair out early in the game but towards the end of the game when the Cards needed to go on run, Russ led the attack.  Smith led the team in scoring once again while taking just as many shots as Peyton Siva, which is uncharacteristic of both Smith and Siva.  Both Smith and Siva are playing like All-Americans right now and it is fun to watch. After a down game against Villanova, Gorgui Dieng came out and recorded double digit rebounds.  Other than the first couple minutes when Garrick Sherman came into the game, the double team on the block worked out perfectly and the defense that Dieng and the rest of his mates played worked to perfection.  Chane Behanan has no doubt been struggling but he is bound to have a break out game at some point with the amount of attention that people are putting on Dieng lately. Luke Hancock is on fire.  Wayne Blackshear is not.  Not much more to it. Louisville will play basically a road game against Syracuse in the FINAL BIG EAST TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP!  If the Cards keep on playing like they have been…then its hard to imagine them coming out on the losing end.  If Louisville wins, it basically locks up a #1 seed for the NCAA tournament.  This should be fun! 8:30 P.M. EST on ESPN.

Siva sets all-time steals mark in SF win

NEW YORK – Peyton Siva has left a major mark on the University of Louisville’s men’s basketball program with an outstanding four seasons. Now, Siva holds one of the schools top records – all-time steals for a career.

Pitino Ecstatic To Be The Number One Overall Seed

Less than 24-hours after winning the 2013 Big East tournament title, Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals were rewarded by earning the top overall seed in this year’s NCAA tournament. Louisville has won ten consecutive games and is without a doubt the hottest team in the country. Here are some of Pitino’s comments via a press release from the university. “We are ecstatic...

Louisville earns tops seed in NCAA Tournament

The Louisville Cardinals have shown that they are comfortable being front-runners in their season-long quest to go further than last year's Final Four appearance. Now, they enter the NCAA tournament as the overall No 1 seed. A familiar position for this squad, which was ranked No. 2 to start the season and was the preseason favorite to win the Big East. Last year Louisville...

Louisville 74 – Villanova 55: Post Game Notes

Russ Smith’s heavy hearted 28 points became the highest point total for Louisville in Madison Square Garden in the Big East Tournament. The win over the Wildcats gives Louisville its eighth straight win and moves into the Big East Tourney Semi-finals for the third consecutive year. Two of the big problem areas for much of the Cards this season were three point shooting...

Louisville Claims Number One Overall Seed In The Big Dance

For the second time in five years, the Louisville Cardinal Basketball program has been given the number one overall seed in the NCAA tournament. Rick Pitino’s team will be the number one seed in the Midwest region. They’ll take on the winner of Liberty and North Carolina State who are both 16 seeds and will play in one of the play-in games. Louisville claming the number one overall...

Big East’s Curtain Call Gives Louisville One Last Memory

The gravity of the moment on Saturday night in Manhattan is perhaps one of the most difficult things for anyone in sports to properly quantify. It was the end of an era, one of the best that college basketball has ever known. As always, it was on basketball’s biggest stage at Madison Square Garden, with the nation watching. This weekend, the Big East had its curtain call, something...

Pics: Bill Clinton celebrates with Louisville after their Big East quarterfinals win

Tweet The Louisville Cardinals, ranked fourth in the nation, defeated Villanova in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament on Thursday night, 74-55. As they took to the locker room post-game, they were met by a surprise when former President Bill Clinton joined them in their celebration. Many people would expect a motivational speech from [...]

Bill Clinton crashes Louisville locker room celebration

Former President of the free world Bill Clinton stopped into the Louisville Cardinals locker room to help celebrate Thursday night’s Big East tournament win over Villanova.

Screengrab Snafu: This is not the Marquette starting lineup, it's Louisville's

ESPN aired the Big East quarterfinals last night.  Game 1 featured Louisville vs Villanova.  Game 2 featured Notre Dame and their Digger Phelps highlighter unis against Marquette.  Before the second game, ESPN tried to combine the Cardinals and Golden Eagles together in some sort of weird lineup amalmagation.  That's the correct Marquette names with Louisville pictures.  For...

Louisville Knocks Off Notre Dame, Moves On To Big East Tournament Finals vs. Syracuse

Score: No. 4 Louisville 69 No. 24 Notre Dame 57 Stars: Louisville: Peyton Siva 12 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast, 7 Stl. Russ Smith 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast. Notre Dame: Jerian Grant 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast. Story: It was the last time that Notre Dame and Louisville would be guaranteed to play each other while both were in the Big East, and the game embraced some true Big East qualities.  The first...
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