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Louisville junior guard Russ Smith has been named as one of thirty finalists for the 2013 John Wooden Award. The top 30 candidates were selected by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors, which based its criteria on player performances to this point in the 2013 men’s college basketball season. In late March, the Naismith Trophy voting academy will narrow down the list to four finalists.
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With the end of the college basketball regular season quickly approaching, multiple Louisville Cardinals are approaching school records and career milestones.
Russ Smith is now just 15-points away from reaching Louisville 1,000th point club. He currently has 985 for his career. Smith has made 146 free throws on the season. The current school record for most free throws made in a...
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Could this dunk by Louisville Cardinals sophomore Chane Behanan go down as the best dunk of the college basketball season?Leading 21-16 with just under five minutes to go in the first half, Behanan intercepts an errant pass around midcourt, takes a couple of dribbles, and proceeds to go full speed at the rim. The only thing standing in his way is Blue Demons senior Worrel Clahar...
With Louisville hitting the road on Tuesday to take on DePaul, Rick Pitino held his weekly radio show on Monday evening. It was a pretty standard broadcast from Coach Pitino and the voice of the Cardinals, Paul Rogers.
When taking questions from the audience, one fan asked Pitino why Wayne Blackshear and Luke Hancock both appear to play better when coming off of the bench. Without...
Louisville got off to a very slow start on Wednesday night at DePaul, falling behind 8-0 within the first couple of minutes. Louisville stormed back scoring nine unanswered points and never looked back.
There is no denying how sloppy Louisville looked at times, but 42-points in the paint and 23-points off of turnovers helped the Cards cruise to a 79-58 win over DePaul. Louisville...
ESPN college basketball analyst Dan Dakich was a guest yesterday on the CBS Sports Eye on College Basketball podcast. By the way, this podcast channel is a must listen for any college basketball junky.
Dakich spoke with the host of the show, Matt Norlander, for nearly 45-minutes about multiple college hoops topics. Dakich has plenty of tradition with the Big Ten after previously...
Last March it was the infamous infra red uniforms that Louisville sported in the post season that caught the college basketball world by storm. Okay, maybe that’s a stretch, but still. They were pretty awesome, right?
Louisville looked as bad as they could at the end of the regular season. With new swag courtesy of Adidas, it was a new team we saw in the post season. It was reported...
Remains to be seen whether Rick Pitino will be elected to the Naismith Hall of Fame this year.
But his University of Louisville basketball team will be among eight teams participating in the pre-season Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament at Uncasville, Conn. next season.
The field will also include North Carolina, Richmond, Fairfield, Belmont, Hofstra, Holy...
ROSEMONT, Ill. — Russ Smith scored 17 points, Peyton Siva had 16 and No. 10 Louisville beat DePaul 79-58 on Wednesday night for its fourth consecutive victory.
MADISON, Wis. Four months ago, Jared Berggren didn't even make a list of one online media outlet's top 50 big men in college basketball. Considering how far below the radar he has flown, his latest accomplishment is especially noteworthy.
Berggren, Wisconsin's senior forward, has been selected as one of 30 finalists for the 2013 Naismith Award, the Atlanta Tipoff Club...
Score: No. 10 Louisville 79, DePaul 58
Star(s): Louisville: Russ Smith 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast. (also joined the 1,000 point club tonight)
Story: Either DePaul entered its home game hot or Louisville came out bitterly cold, but the Blue Demons started out the half up 8-0. After the Cards finally warmed up and got on the board, they made a 10-0 run of their own.
After seven U of L...
Russ Smith scored 17 points, Peyton Siva had 16 and No. 10 Louisville beat DePaul 79-58 on Wednesday night for its fourth consecutive victory.
Chane Behanan added 10 points and nine rebounds for the Cardinals (23-5, 11-4 Big East), who held the Blue Demons to 36 percent shooting and forced 19 turnovers. Smith also had five assists and four steals.
Louisville is unbeaten since it...
Imagine dropping one of the best dunks of your life on ESPNU and some punk ref calls you for an offensive foul. Imagine that your knee is eye level with the dude taking the charge.
You know what sucks about college basketball these days? Offensive fouls. Specifically charges. The good news last night during Louisville’s 79-58 win over DePaul is that the refs changed this to a...
Former Louisville cornerback Adrian Bushell participated at Tuesday’s NFL Draft Combine. Bushell is the only former Cardinal that received an invite to the 2013 combine.
Although his combine results might not have shown it, Bushell has been attracting attention from multiple NFL teams and is currently being projected as a mid-round draft pick.
Bushell’s Combine Results:
ESPN did a countdown of the best players in the Big East during the 2012-2013 campaign and Teddy Bridgewater came in as the #1 player. Also on the list from Louisville was Mario Benavides, Adrian Bushell, Devante Parker, and Calvin Pryor. That means the 1/5 of the premiere players in the Big East were on Louisville’s roster.
Here is ESPN’s write up on Teddy Bridgewater as...
Measuring in at 5-foot-9, 186 pounds, he may be listed "small" by scouts, but there's no question Adrian Bushell plays big. He's certainly thinking big in Indianapolis this week for the NFL Scouting Combine. The Louisville cornerback (formerly of the University of Florida out of Texas product house DeSoto High) was quick to credit Coach Charlie Strong in helping...