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Montrezl Harrell scored 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting as defending national champion Louisville defeated Kentucky Wesleyan 115-67 on Tuesday night in their first exhibition game.
Four guards joined Harrell in double figures. Terry Rozier scored 18 points and Russ Smith had 17 while Chris Jones and Anton Gill added 16 and 13, respectively.
Kentucky Wesleyan trailed 11-9 following Alex Brown's two free throws with 14:41 remaining in the first half but the Cardinals clicked off a 20-2 run over the next 4:11, highlighted by two contested lob dunks by Harrell. Louisville led 49-33 at halftime as the Panthers had nearly as many fouls (24) as points.
Louisville hit 15 of its first 17 shots in the second half to lead 82-45 with 11:55 to play.
Freshman Ken-Jah Bosley led the eight-time Division II champion Panthers with 21 points.
Louisville hosts College of Charleston in their Nov. 9 opener.
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So much for Rick Pitino making exhibition basketball games look challenging as he did during his first few seasons at the University of Louisville. So many of them were cliffhangers.
He has far too much talent on the floor for that to happen these days if the 115-67 romp over Kentucky Wesleyan is any indication. So many shooters and interchangeable parts, even without Luke Hancock...
Louisville coach Rick Pitino believes the defending national champions have a chance at being a ''mini-dynasty.''
After back-to-back Big East championships, Pitino believes the Cardinals can carry that momentum over to their lone season in the upstart American Athletic Conference. Louisville heads to the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2014.
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Rick Pitino met with the media on Monday afternoon to preview Louisville’s first exhibition game tomorrow evening against Kentucky Wesleyan.
Prior to taking questions from the media, it was announced that sophomore Monrezl Harrell had been named a team captain. Harrell joins seniors Russ Smith and Luke Hancock who were named captains during the offseason.
The word spread pretty fast on Thursday evening as Rick Pitino gave an update on Chane Behanan’s suspension while he was in Owensboro, KY., for a book signing. Pitino told a local reporter who was at the book signing that Behanan would be back with the team “in a short period of time.”
Just one day his comments had went viral, Pitino spoke with Dana O’Neil of ESPN.com to...
During Louisville’s first exhibition game of the season last night against Kentucky Wesleyan, junior guard Kevin ware ran out of the tunnel with the team and participated in warm-ups.
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The University of Louisville basketball team will have its opener on Tuesday night, playing Kentucky Wesleyan in an exhibition game at the KFC Yum! Center. U of L coach Rick Pitino added a captain and updated the media on his team’s injury report on Monday afternoon during a news conference.
The Louisville Cardinals had no problem dispatching Kentucky Wesleyan on Tuesday night, defeating the Panthers 115-67 in exhibition play. Here are a few videos of Rick Pitino and player post game comments.
Unfortunately for Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals, their disappointing loss to Central Florida a couple of weeks ago has resulted in a huge change in where they’re projected to go bowling this season. Although the BCS bowl bid is still possible, the Cards need there to be a three-way tie for first place in the American Athletic Conference and need to have the highest...
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There were 46 total fouls called last night in Louisville 115-67 exhibition win over Kentucky Wesleyan. We had been warned about how the new rules in college basketball would affect the games, but I don’t think the majority of those who were in attendance at the KFC Yum! Center expected it to be called as tightly as it did.
Louisville was already in...
Bye weeks have proven to be good opportunities for college football staffs around the country to spend a little more time on the recruiting trail than they normally do during the season.
That was exactly the case for Charlie Strong and the Louisville staff on Monday evening.
Justin Crawford, a 6-foot, 200-pound, running back from Crawford, GA., verbally committed to the...
Matt Elam, a 6-foot-5, 360-pound, defensive tackle from John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown is one of the top overall prospects in the state of Kentucky from the 2014 class.
Charlie Strong and his staff have been pursuing Elam for quite some time. Although the Cards have always been one of the main schools under consideration, I’m not sure if they’ve ever been considered...
Charlie Strong has a second member of the 2015 recruiting class. Columbus (Ga.) Hardway running back Justin Crawford, a Scout.com 3-star prospect, pledged to Louisville on Monday.
University of Louisville redshirt freshman Lamar Atkins has moved to the offensive side of the ball into the fullback role. He's become a major cog in the U of L offense in recent weeks.
University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong spoke with the media on the American Athletic Conference teleconference on Monday. Check out what Strong had to say about his team’s play, the open week and injuries.