Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 1/11/12
The best way to describe my feeling after this loss is to use the word “deflated”.  You will not hear me call for Rick Pitino’s head.  Yet.  In these post game notes I typically try to offer some positive and negative points, but the positive may be hard to come by.  Bear with me as I am still not over this loss.  Louisville Field Goal Percentages are very telling.  FG – 37.9%, 3PT – 21.1%, FT – 57.9%.  You absolutely cannot expect to win a game shooting the ball that poorly.  For comparison, Providence went FG – 52.8%, 3PT – 60%, FT – 86.2%.  Obviously Louisville’s offense wasn’t the only problem. Three of the starters played less than half the game.  Siva – 12 minutes, Gorgui – 18 minutes & Chane – 20 minutes.  Elisha Justice, Jared Swopshire, Kevin Ware, and Angel Nunez all played more minutes than the Cardinals second leading scorer Russ Smith. Peyton Siva had arguably the worst game of his career seemingly throwing in the towel on his 5th foul to put him o
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