Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 3/30/13
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There had been some rumors floating prior to last night’s game that Louisville guards Peyton Siva and Russ Smith were both battling a cold. Rick Pitino confirmed that last night following his teams’s 77-69 win over Oregon in the Sweet 16. “He’s (Russ Smith) been sick,” Pitino told Kent Taylor of Wave3. “He infected the entire team. We’ve got six guys with major colds, including me, he infected me as well. Not only did he have a great game, but he was gasping for air out there, because Peyton is there and I played him too many minutes, but he still comes through.” Let’s hope the entire team is getting rest and plenty of fluids today while they study film on the Duke Blue Devils. The Cards will need to be at full strength on Sunday if they want to advance to the Final Four.
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