Found March 07, 2013 on
On Saturday, Peyton Siva and company will play for at least a share of the Big East regular season title. This did not seem like much of a thought after the Cards dropped 3 straight to Syracuse, Villanova and Georgetown. But with a couple of timely upsets and outstanding recent play, Louisville has set themselves up nicely.
I cant beleive that I am writing this, but we should all be avidly cheering for Syracuse on Saturday at Georgetown. (That was painful) If the Orange beat the Hoyas in the Verizon Center then the Cards get the top seed in the Big East tournament with a win versus Notre Dame. If the Hoyas end up winning the game, than the Cards will need to win to preserve the two seed in the tournament.
A team that not many people are talking about are the Marquette Golden Eagles. Marquette is tied with both Georgetown and Louisville atop the Big East standings. The Golden Eagles are more than likely going to beat St. Johns so with a Louisville loss, the Cards can potentially drop all the way to the 3rd seed. If both Louisville and Marquette win, Louisville holds the tiebreaker since the Cards stomped them on Super Bowl Sunday.
And if both Marquette and Georgetown lose and Louisville wins, than Louisville wins the Big East outright.
This chart may make the scenario’s a bit easier to understand, these aren’t all of them but I will be surprised if one of these 8 don’t happen:
Louisville, Georgetown, Marquette all win = Louisville 2 seed
Louisville and Marquette win and Georgetown loses = Louisville 1 seed
Louisville wins and Marquette and Georgetwon loses = Louisville 1 seed
Louisville and Georgetown win and Marquette loses = Louisville 2 seed
Marquette and Georgetown win and Louisville loses = Louisville 3 seed
Marquette wins and Georgetown and Louisville loses = Louisville 3 seed
Georgetown wins and Marquette and Louisville loses = Louisville 2 seed
All teams lose = Louisville 2 seed
Rick Pitino said earlier today that this was the biggest game in KFC Yum! Center history and that very well may be true. With such a storied conference coming to an end, it would be very cool to be able to hang that banner in the arena and say that we ended as the best team.
The emotions of Senior Day are the only thing that worries me about this game. We all remember last year on Senior Day when we lost to a far inferior USF team. That being said, Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng are in a whole different category than Kyle Kuric and Chris Smith from last year. If there are two people on the team that I would trust not to get to excited, it is Dieng and Siva. I don’t think that Dieng will be all that emotional himself, but if you have any kind of social networking site you know that almost all fans will probably shed a tear when Gorgui Dieng walks off the court at the Yum! Center.
Also its worth noting that Notre Dame’s, Cameron Biedscheid, will not be able to play in the game due to his wildly entertaining fight with St. John’s, Sir’Dominic Pointer, earlier in this week. If you haven’t seen it, here it is…it is a must see.
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On Saturday, one of the most successful and popular University of Louisville basketball players in recent memory – Peyton Siva – will play his final home game. The Seattle native will go through Senior Day ceremonies before the 4 p.m. tip against Notre Dame in the KFC Yum! Center.
When I think about Rick Pitino’s tenure here at Louisville there are a handful of players that come to mind. It starts with Reece Gaines who played two years under Denny Crum and finished his career during the first two years of Pitino’s tenure. Francisco Garcia and Taquan Dean are the next two who come to mind. The first two elite players to commit to Pitino. They...
Peyton Siva, Mike Marra, and Gorgui Dieng met with the media earlier today to preview Senior Day tomorrow against Notre Dame. Each player talked a little bit about there time at Louisville. Here is a recap.
“It’ll be hard for me to do my job tomorrow if I’m sitting in his seat. I do the stats. Chart deflections, steals, field goal percentage.”
When asked about...
Cincinnati turned the ball over 21 times against Louisville. Presented with minimal comment are all 21 turnovers.
Turnover #1 : Steal
Turnover #2: Guyn, circled, threw a bounce pass to Peyton Siva.
Turnover #3: The Louisville defender comes from behind to strip Thomas
Turnover #5: The arrow is where the inbound pass came from. It never made...
No overtime this time, smiles all around
A farewell that won’t soon be forgotten, accompanied by a 73-57 win for the University of Louisville basketball team over Notre Dame, witnessed by a record crowd of 22,815 Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center.
Two seniors with near perfect games, Gorgui Dieng with 20 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks. Peyton Siva with five assists, three-of...
There was no need for overtime this time. The University of Louisville tagged Notre Dame with a 73-57 loss on Senior Night at the KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals said goodbye to Peyton Siva and Mike Marra and (perhaps) Gorgui Dieng in style and claimed part of the Big East title.
The University of Louisville basketball program held a sweet going away party for seniors Peyton Siva and Mike Marra and (perhaps) junior Gorgui Dieng on Saturday. The Cardinals ran away from Notre Dame 73-57 at the KFC Yum! Center and in the process laid claim to part of the Big East regular-season title.
Last year on Senior Day, Louisville came out and laid an egg, losing to USF. This year they played in a game where they had a Big East Championship on the line and the Cards did not disappoint. It didn’t take any overtimes this time as the Cards downed the Irish 73-57. Peyton Siva, Gorgui Dieng, and Mike Marra will go out as winners.
This was one of the rare senior days where...