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The University of Louisville is the 3-1 favorite at Bovada to win the national championship heading into the Sweet 16.
Therefore, it’s not surprising that Cardinals star guard Russ Smith is the 5-1 favorite to take home the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player award.
It’s pretty much a guarantee that a player from the team that cuts down the nets will win the MOP award. The last to do so from a school that didn’t win the national championship was Houston’s Akeem Olajuwon (he wasn’t Hakeem yet) when his Cougars were stunned in the 1983 title game by Jim Valvano’s NC State Wolfpack.
Louisville’s Smith, a 6-foot-1 junior from Brooklyn, led his team in scoring this year with 18.4 points per game. In U of L’s 79-48 blowout of No. 16 North Carolina A&T in the round of 64, Smith scored 23 points and had eight of Louisville’s NCAA Tournament-record 20 steals. Louisville wasn’t challenged by No. 8 Colorado State in the round of 32 either, winning 82-56. Smith again led the Cardinals wi
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And 48 hours later another ‘Russ-diculous’ performance for Louisville guard Russ Smith in scoring 27 points in 32 minutes, the Louisville Cardinals advanced to the Sweet 16 for the 19th time in a resounding 82-56 victory over Colorado State Saturday night in Lexington.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino saw a “Russdiculous” performance in the Cardinals’ first two outings of...
Louisville continues to win and continues to cover point spreads and their winning ways have made them a popular choice among March Madness prop bets in 2013.
The Cardinals, a No. 1 bracket seed, are 3/1 odds to win the tournament, according to the NCAA basketball tournament props listed by Bodog.
They are favored to win the Midwest Regional and Russ Smith is the 5/1 choice to be...
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Russ Smith did it again for the University of Louisville basketball team, taking over the NCAA Tournament third round game. Smith finished with 27 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals as the Cardinals decked Colorado State 82-56 before 20,000 fans at Rupp Arena.
Sara Hammond had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help fifth-seeded Louisville beat Purdue 76-63 Tuesday night and advance to its second NCAA tournament regional semifinal in three years.
The Cardinals (26-8) will play either top-seeded Baylor or Florida State on Sunday in Oklahoma City in the program's fourth regional semifinal in the last six years.
The fourth-seeded Boilermakers...
Rick Pitino’s success in the NCAA tournament is pretty well known. Since his head coaching career began in the 1980’s, Pitino has had a reputation of having his team’s at their best in March, particularly in the round of sixteen. Pitino has a perfect record of 10-0 in the Sweet 16 and 22-point average margin of victory.
1986-87: #6 Providence 103, #2 Alabama 82...
Jason Harper and his sons, Dustin and Robert, were rewarded for their high expectations during UofL’s 82-56 win over Colorado State, sending the Cardinals into Sweet 16 against Oregon.
Russ Smith soars high with 27 points
The University of Louisville basketball program has had a lot of great seasons over the years and this one is starting to feel like one of those very special...
Louisville coach Jeff Walz has liked Purdue forward Drey Mingo's game since he recruited her back in high school. Now he hopes she misses every shot against his Cardinals.
That's because a trip to the Oklahoma City regional semifinals is on the line Tuesday night in the NCAA tournament when Walz and his fifth-seeded Louisville Cardinals host Mingo and No. 4 seed Purdue....
Having young and talented players that can come in and contribute right away has had a lot to do with the success of the Louisville football program over the last few years. Louisville native De’Vante Parker is one of the many players who has been a major contributor for Charlie Strong’s program since the day he stepped on campus.
Parker, a 6-foot-3 wide receiver has been a top...
As another off season of College Football material kicks off, this year marks the third year I’ll throw my hat in the ring and look at a number of topics and categories. In the process I’ll look to do everything from predicting next year’s 25 best teams, identify the games of the year, narrow down the Heisman field, identify those replacing 2012′s stars and ultimately make...
While the Louisville basketball team was cruising through the first weekend of the NCAA tournament, Charlie Strong and the Louisville football program had an open practice for the public. Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford spoke to the media following the practice and says his defense has taken strides.
All we heard all week was how Colorado State would dominate Louisville on the boards and Louisville would have to find a way to compensate for that. That ended up not being the case as the Cards won the battle of the boards with the Rams, 25-22. Louisville also controlled the game on the offensive and defensive end, ultimately leading them to a 82-56 victory.
Russ Smith was ON...