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Louisville improved to 11-1 on the season with a 78-55 victory over Western Kentucky.
Russ Smith led the team in scoring with 20 points. In the first half he was benched for not playing “team” basketball. Pitino was heard on the bench saying “So you’re not (bad word) scoring? So what?” and “You are playing no (bad word) defense.” But Russ came back in the second half and played like we are accustomed to. 11 of his 20 points were free throws and he finished with 5 rebounds. Russ dunked in the end of the game and showed us a little dance afterwards….he was pulled out of the game shortly after that.
Peyton Siva didn’t play his best game of the season but he did not need to be at his best. He finished with 5 Pts, 5 Ast and 2 Rbs. Siva ended up fouling out with about 5 minutes left in the game after a blown play by Kevin Ware. On the bright side, Peyton Siva has hit more 3′s so far this year than he did all of last season.
Wayne Blackshear is looking more and more comfortable as the season goes on and is emerging as a star on this team. He finished with 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast and 1 Stl. This is the second game in a row that Blackshear has been the standout performer. If he can keep this up, he will be the player that we recruited out of Chicago that dominated every game.
Chane Behanan had 14 Pts and 7 Rbs on his way to another productive game. The numbers dont always tell the story for him but he was a force on the block. If Behanan puts his mind to it and wills himself to the basket, he might be the closest thing to unstoppable in college basketball.
Louisville can now focus on the rivalry game against Kentucky on Saturday. This should be an interesting week in the media, as it is always when the two state-rivals meet. We can offically say that it is UK-UL week in Kentucky and that is something to be happy about.
Other notable stat-lines
Stephan Van Treese – 3 Pts, 3 Rbs, 2 Stl, 1 Blk
Montrezl Harrell – 13 Pts, 6 Rbs, 4 Blk
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University of Louisville guard Russ Smith is one of the most exciting college basketball players in the country. His reckless, yet often effective, playing style has driven Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino and fans alike crazy at times. However, the player who Pitino nicknamed "Russdiculous" for his absurd style style of play, is becoming a leading candidate for All-American...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Russ Smith scored 20 points and fifth-ranked Louisville beat Western Kentucky 78-55 Saturday night for its sixth straight win.
Daniel Hamilton, a 6-foot-7, 175-pound forward from Bellflower, CA., will take an unofficial visit to Louisville next weekend for the Cards game against Kentucky.
Rick Pitino and his staff expect to host a number of high level prospects next weekend, but Hamilton is the first to confirm the visit.
Hamilton is rated as a 4-star prospect by Scout.com and is considered to be one of...
Games against Western Kentucky often provide a measure of how far along a University of Louisville basketball team has advanced during the pre-conference portion of the schedule. However, a 78-55 win over WKU without its two top scorers is not a good indication of much of anything meaningful.
Not normally anyway. But there were definitely some things to get excited about in this...
First and foremost I apologize for the delayed post and lack of content over the past 48 hours. I shared the info on social media, but for those who hadn’t heard, my grandfather passed away late last week. I’ve been spending the past couple of days away from the site and with my family.
Fortunately on Saturday night I was able to catch most of the game as the Cards cruised past...
Brett Vito of the Denton Chronicle is reporting that Louisville senior defensive back Zed Evans will transfer to North Texas to finish his collegiate career.
Evans is a redshirt junior and has already graduated. He will travel and play with Louisville and is available to play in the Sugar Bowl if needed. Evans will enroll at North Texas for the 2013 spring semester and will participate...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - 5th-ranked Louisville cruised to victory over Western Kentucky at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Saturday night. Cardinal Authority was court side and has post game comments from Rick Pitino, Peyton Siva and Wayne Blackshear.
Mario Benavides' impressive career at the starting center for the University of Louisville has one more game left. The senior recently visited with Cardinal Authority and discussed his time at U of L, being a Rimington Trophy finalist, the Sugar Bowl and more.