Found November 17, 2012 on
The Cardinal Connect:
Rick Pitino made his return to the blogging world yesterday afternoon with a post at RickPitino.com, recapping Louisville’s 80-54 win over Samford. Below is an excerpt with some feedback from Coach P on the individual performances.
* Russ is playing terrific. Has to get loose ball rebounds and once every blue moon create an assist. (LOL) Impressed with his energy and desire to make things happen.
* Gorgui still needs to finish stronger inside. But has improved his passing, shooting and perimeter skills.
* Peyton is doing a solid job of getting us into our offenses early. Without question a Coach on the floor.
* Chane is improving as he rounds into basketball shape. Although he broke down a little on defense in the second half, he played the game without a turnover. That is a major blessing.
* Luke and Wayne didn’t shoot well but both did a lot of good things at the defensive end. I’m not overly concerned about Luke’s 1-10 3 pt. shooting, or Wayne’s 1-8. Luke was 8/17 in our three...
BEST OF MAXIM
It’s just the start of the college basketball season but don’t fault University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino if he had some visions of spring on Saturday. The Pitino-owned horse Goldencents is on the road to the Kentucky Derby after scoring a victory in the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot.
Prior to the official start of the 2012-13 season, Rick Pitino had some interesting comments about the outside shooting of this year’s team. Pitino said perimeter shooting wouldn’t be this team’s strength, but it also wasn’t going to be a huge weakness. He described his team as a good scoring team, but not a good shooting team.
I realize we’re only two games into the regular...
Almost scary. So easy.
Teams are going to have a tough time scoring on the University of Louisville this season if UofL’s 80-39 romp over Miami of Ohio is an indication of things to come. The long arms, the intensity, the unrelenting press creating chaos for the visitors.
While Rick Pitino may not be blessed with a bevy of good shooters, they are quite capable of forcing mistakes...
Just a nice, easy 80-54 win over Samford in one of those early season learning sessions for the University of Louisville basketball team. A far cry from the edge-of-the-seat games in which they will soon be immersed.
The only person really getting worked up is Rick Pitino as he experiments with varieties of player combinations, some players needing encouragement, others needing experience...
I realize Louisville faced a much inferior opponent this afternoon in Miami (OH), but regardless, the performance we saw this afternoon was pretty damn impressive.
The improvement in shooting from Thursday to today obviously helped, but it wasn’t just the shooting that helped Louisville cruise to a — beat down. In regards to the outside shooting, I don’t expect to Louisville...
Sophomore guard Wayne Blackshear got his first start of his career last night in Louisville’s 80-54 win over Samford. Blackshear was just 1-of-8 from beyond arc, but finished with 13 points and 5 rebounds. He looked much more comfortable on the court than in the previous games.
Video Courtesy of Jody Demling, CardinalAuthority.com
Junior Russ Smith scored 23 points and Louisville hit 12 three-point field goals in an 80-39 romp over Miami (Ohio). The Cardinals led by as much as 48 points.
Rick Pitino said on his radio show last night that he hoped to get sophomore’s Wayne Blackshear and Chane Behanan “going” prior to his team’s departure to the Bahamas for the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Blackshear is finally 100% healthy for the first time since he’s been at Louisville. He missed the majority of last season with a shoulder injury. The expectations from Blackshear...
Coming off a shoulder injury, University of Louisville junior Luke Hancock has struggled shooting the ball in the first two games of the season. Hancock and U of L coach Rick Pitino talked about his efforts after Thursday’s Samford win.
Tough weekend for University of Louisville football diehards.
Trying to make sense of a 45-26 beating at Syracuse, hoping it was an aberration, not a trend. Knowing that a previously undefeated team, that wasn’t getting better, now has the full attention of Charlie Strong. Forced to wait another week for the arrival of UConn at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
Safe to surmise...
Goldencents led from start to finish to win the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot on Saturday.
Goldencents, ridden by Kevin Krigger and trained by Doug O'Neill, beat Bern Identity by three-quarters of a length, running 1 1/16 miles in 1 minute, 44.89 seconds. The winner paid $7.20 in the field of nine 2-year-olds.
Mylute was third.
Goldencents, the morning-line 5-2 favorite,...