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Behind a dominant performance from Russ Smith, Louisville topped Uconn 73-58. This was the first regular season game in program history that Louisville has played ranked as the #1 team in the AP Poll.
Russ Smith was brilliant and kept the Cardinals in the game early. His 23 points all seemed to be at his own will. His reckless abandon to the basket payed off and he shined on the national stage. To the point where people in postgame were calling for him to be National Player of the Year.
Peyton Siva got into foul trouble early and had to sit out almost the entire first half causing Louisville’s offense to seemingly lag. If there was one thing to learn from this game it was the importance of Siva in the lineup. When Siva came into the game in the second half, it was basically a brand new team on the floor. Especially on defense proven as in the first half Uconn scored 34 points compared to their 24 in the second half. Usually those two numbers are flipped. Offensively Siva fi...
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The Louisville Cardinals were the No. 1 team in many preseason polls, but lost an early five-point decision to Duke in the Bahamas without star center Gorgui Dieng. Now, after the Blue Devils and Michigan were dealt their first losses over the weekend, Rick Pitino’s Cards set atop the AP poll for only the second time in history. The later part of the notation seems ironic with...
The Louisville basketball team was forced to take a rare game day flight to Hartford, CT., for tonight’s Big Monday match-up against Connecticut.
The team was scheduled to depart yesterday afternoon, but had their flight delayed until today, due to severe fog. Louisville’s plane landed in Connecticut approximately four hours before tipoff.
Rick Pitino has the reputation of being...
Russ Smith scored 23 points and Gorgui Dieng had six points and
16 rebounds and Louisville, playing just hours after it moved to
No. 1, used a strong second half to beat Connecticut 73-60 on
Rick Pitino’s team responded tonight exactly like the number one team is supposed to. Despite being down double digits in the first half, Louisville stuck with their game plan and withheld an early run from UConn, cruising to a 73-58 win.
The Cards had a rough start offensively and UConn couldn’t seem to miss in the first half. Peyton Siva picking up two quick fouls in the first...
Injuries are a part of any game. But in college basketball when they strike more than one player, it can leave you shorthanded.
Fortunately for the UConn Huskies women's basketball team, Bria Hartley was able to return from a sprained ankle suffered on Saturday. And she showed no ill effects from the injury.
Hartley had 16 points and seven rebounds to help the No. 3/2...
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No. 6 Louisville Cardinals
For a second straight year a team made a big time statement in the Sugar Bowl as Louisville took down the mighty Florida Gators, who were ranked 3rd in the nation, by a score of 33-23, a score that wasn't totally indicative of how that game went. The MVP of that game? Cardinals QB Teddy Bridgewater, who...
Every player has that one opponent that for some reason brings out the best in them. For Louisville senior point guard Peyton Siva, the UConn Huskies are the team for him. In six games against the Huskies in his career, Siva is 5-1.
PS3 has had some of his best individual performances against UConn. In his last four games against the Huskies, Siva is averaging 13.5 points, 6.7 assists...
According to Steve Gorton of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel in Ft Lauderdale, 4-Star Outside Linebacker Jermaine Grace will announce his college decision on Tuesday. What makes this interesting is that he will make his final college visit this Friday the 18th. That visit will be to the University of Louisville. Grace has taken official visits to Miami and Tennessee with the...
University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong is on the road recruiting and will stop by Flowery Branch, Ga., High School tomorrow. He’ll visit Chandler Bridges, who has already committed, and will try to flip a three-star safety. Cardinal Authority has the latest on recruiting efforts by Strong.
It's a big weekend for Charlie Strong and his staff at the University of Louisville. The Cardinals will be hosting 13 official visitors. Check out Cardinal Authority for the official list.