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Louisville senior point guard Peyton Siva has been named the 2013 Big East Scholar of the Year. Siva received the award on Tuesday afternoon in New York City at the Big East Award Ceremony. Siva is the first Louisville player to win the award since the Cardinals joined the Big East in 2005. Here is the excerpt from the Big East press release.
A senior from Seattle, Wash., Siva will receive a $2,000 scholarship, which may be applied to graduate or professional studies, as the Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He also will receive an additional $2,000 award as Louisville’s Institutional Male Scholar-Athlete. He is the first player from Louisville to earn Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors.
Siva started all 31 regular-season games as the Cardinals’ point guard, helping Louisville go 26-5 overall and 14-4 in BIG EAST play. He averaged 9.9 points and 6.2 assists per game. He led the BIG EAST in free throw shooting, making 88.7 percent of his attempts and was ...
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In a field where many athletes are seen as slackers and people who take the easy way out when it comes to academics. Louisville team captain, Peyton Siva, disproved that theory, as he won the Big East Scholar Athlete of the Year award for the 2012-2013 season.
Siva recorded a 3.77 GPA and is a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS award. Congratulations to Peyton Siva! It...
Peyton Siva and Louisville are a strong pick to make the final four, but can other Big East teams join them? (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
This is the final season of the Big East, as we know it. Later this year the conference will be torn apart and we will hardly recognize it. The Catholic Seven will likely remain, but many others will be gone. Syracuse will join the ACC. New schools...
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Name: Gorgui Dieng Age: 23 School: Louisville
Height: 6’11 Weight: 245 Projected Position: PF/C
2012-13 Stats (As of 3/13/13):
10.3 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 1.9 apg, 2.6 bpg, 1.8 tpg (31.5 minutes per game)
52.0 FG%, 68.1 FT%, 55.9 TS%, 52.0 eFG%
Going to take a while to get used to the idea of Gorgui Dieng going away.
If NBA scouts have been paying attention the past few games, Gorgui is more than ready for professional basketball. His shooting has improved dramatically, complementing his shot blocking abilities. As his wrist healed, his ball handling has continued to get better. Have you noticed he gets at least one steal...
NEW YORK - One of the most improved players on the University of Louisville basketball team in the final few weeks of the season has been Kevin Ware. A move to the point guard position helped Ware become “more comfortable.” He’s become a key role player off the bench heading into this week’s Big East Tournament.
Although Louisville’s offense has drastically improved in the last month and wound up leading the Big East in scoring, it’s the Cards defense that makes them a national title contender. Even if Louisville has a cold shooting night, their ability to consistently get stops on defense will keep them in games against any team in the country.
Following Louisville’s win over Cincinnati...
Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals closed out the regular season winning their final seven games and nine of their last ten. Their current seven game winning streak is the largest of any BCS conference team. The Cards haven’t lost a game since the five overtime thriller against Notre Dame on Feb. 9.
Louisville, Big East: W7
-Feb. 14, 72-58, St. John’s
-Feb. 17, 59-41,...
Louisville and Villanova will square off tonight at Madison Square Garden in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Big East Tournament.
Rick Pitino’s team will try to avenge a 73-64 loss to to the Wildcats in January. The loss to Villanova was the Cardinals largest margin of defeat.
Here are three keys to beating Villanova tonight.
Make Free Throws: This one should go without saying...
We’ve all been reminded numerous times over the past week that this is the last of the Big East as we currently know it. You can’t turn on ESPN without seeing vintage highlights from some of the best players to ever play in the Big East. Patrick Ewing, Allen Iverson, Kemba Walker, Alonzo Mourning and Ray Allen have all been shown multiple times on ESPN this week.
Charlie Strong was a guest on the High School Gridiron Report radio show on 560 WQAM in Miami, FL., earlier this week. Here is Strong’s 10-minute interview.
Coach Strong spent a lot of time recapping the Sugar Bowl win over Florida and Louisville’s entire 2012 season. He also talked about recruiting and which areas he and his staff are targeting.
Score: No. 1 Notre Dame 83, No. 4 Louisville 59
Stars: Notre Dame: Skylar Diggins 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast. Kayla McBride 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast. Louisville: Shoni Schimmel 20 Pts, 6 Reb.
Story: On Sunday, Notre Dame had to sweat out a win against a feisty and underrated South Florida team. Monday was a little different, as the Big East regular season champions had little issue putting...
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...
The state of Louisiana - and New Orleans particularly - has been good to the Louisville Cardinals. First, head coach Charlie Strong's squad stunned many by winning the Sugar Bowl. Then Louisville signed O.P. Walker LB Lyn Clark in February. Now the Cardinals are looking for defensive backs in the Crescent City...