The Louisville Cardinals have made just 158 three point field goals this season. 279 division one college basketball teams have made more three’s than Louisville this year. Had you told me ten years ago that one of Rick Pitino’s teams would be one of the worst teams in the country in the three point department, I’d think you were insane.
The man who had previously used the three 3-point shot to revolutionize the game and propel his coaching career is now guiding a top ten team that can’t consistently knock down the perimeter jumper. As you could expect, this isn’t something he is thrilled about.
“I feel like I’ve lost one of my closest friends in life without the three-point shot, but that’s the nature of our team right now,” Pitino said following Louisville’s 21-point win over DePaul.
I realize outside shooting hasn’t been the only weakness with Louisville’s offense this year. That said, it certainly has made the team much easier to defend. It’s a little scary to think how good thi