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Russ Smith was a two star recruit out of high school.  Just take a moment to think about how absurd that is.  I remember Russ as a freshman and thinking to myself “That dude’s shot selection will be the death of me.”  Now his shot selection and timely “russdiculous” actions have Louisville two wins away from a national championship. Not only has he became an outstanding basketball player but he has solidified himself as a fan favorite.  Some people had a hard time saying goodbye to Dieng and Siva during senior night.  But let me tell you something…when Russ Smith takes off that Louisville jersey for the last time it will be extremely emotional for not just me, but everyone who has ever had the blessing of watching him play basketball in a Cardinal uniform. If Smith keeps up his current play, this weekend could be the last we see of him.  There have been rumors flying around that Russ Smith has sneaked up into the conversation as a first round draft pick.  And his performance so far in the tournament backs that claim up completely.  In fact, if the voting were to take place today I would be surprised if Russ Smith wasn’t on the first team list.  Up to this point Russ is averaging 26 points per game throughout the tournament.  Which amounts to him scoring a total of 104 points…just 8 points shy of Darrell Griffith’s school record for points in a NCAA tournament. The last Cardinal to be named to the AP All-American list was Terrence Williams back in 2009 when he was placed on the third team. Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng got some votes but not enough to place them on a team.  Peyton Siva even got 1 first team vote. Heres a list of the 3 Teams: 1st TEAM Trey Burke, Michigan Doug McDermott, Creighton Otto Porter Jr., Georgetown Victor Oladipo, Indiana Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga 2nd TEAM Mason Plumlee, Duke Cody Zeller, Indiana Shane Larkin, Miami Ben McLemore, Kansas Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State 3rd TEAM Jeff Withey, Kansas Erick Green, Virginia Tech Nate Wolters, South Dakota State DeShaun Thomas, Ohio State Russ Smith, Louisville

Kevin Ware Suffers Gruesome Leg Injury Against Duke

Kevin Ware of Louisville suffered one of the most intense and gruesome leg injuries we have ever seen during their match-up in the Elite Eight against Duke. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kevin and we wish him a speedy recovery. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Louisville's Kevin Ware Breaks Leg--Video Not for Faint of Heart

The battle for the final spot in the Final Four took a unfortunate turn for the worse when Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware went down with a broken leg. Up 21-17 with just under seven minutes left in the first half Ware tried to jump up in order to contest Tyler Thornton's three-point shot. He lands on one leg and--well, lets just say it is one those things that will...

Video and photo of Louisville’s Kevin Ware’s gruesome broken leg injury

Louisville's Kevin Ware suffered a horrific leg injury against Duke in the Elite Eight. This is the video and a photo.

Kevin Durant Visits Louisville Cardinals Women’s Basketball Team After Baylor Upset (Video)

It was a good day to be a fan of the Louisville Cardinals. Then men’s team knocked off Duke to advance to the Final Four, and the women’s team pulled off an enormous upset of tournament favorite Baylor, and their star player Brittney Griner. The Cardinals held onto a big first half lead to knock off Baylor 82-81. Shoni Schimmel and Antonita Slaughter paced Louisville with...

Kevin Ware, Louisville Teammates Featured on Inspirational Sports Illustrated Cover (Photo)

For all the horror that accompanied Kevin Ware‘s gruesome leg injury on Sunday, plenty of inspiration has come as well. Ware was assuring his teammates he was fine and telling them to go on and win just moments after he was hurt Sunday. His teammates, while initially shook up, pulled themselves together enough to finish out the game in dominating fashion. An injury that will go...

Kevin Ware Injury Too Gruesome to Watch, But Outrage Over Showing Replays of Incident Is Unfair

When Kevin Ware shattered his tibia on Sunday, I was, thankfully, not watching. The Louisville-Duke game was on the TV in the living room of my parents’ house, where I sat talking with some family friends after Easter dinner. When I looked up, there was a player lying on the ground with a towel thrown over his legs. Coaches and athletic trainers were huddled around him. Players...

Louisville’s Kevin Ware breaks leg in NCAA tourney

Louisville is moving onto the Final Four after a win over Duke. They will do it without Kevin Waee who suffered a broken leg in the first quarter. The Video below is graphic and ranks up there with the Marcus Lattimore injury from October. Obviously we would like to send our best wishes to Ware.

Kevin Ware Already Walking On Crutches

Less than twelve hours after undergoing major surgery on his broken right leg, Louisville guard Kevin Ware is making rapid progress. Ware is already up and walking on crutches. He was joined this morning at the United Methodist hospital in Indianapolis by Rick Pitino and his son, Richard, a former Louisville assistant coach. “I visited with him last night when he came out of surgery...

Kevin Ware brought Regional Championship trophy in hospital

After Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware suffered a gruesome injury during the Midwest Regional Final against Duke, his team rallied and beat the Blue Devils 85-63 in a decisive fashion.  After beating the Blue Devils, the Cardinals brought their teammate the Midwest Regional Championship trophy when he got out of surgery. Kevin Ware already up on crutches (and wearing his regional...

Cards listened to Ware: 'Just win the game'

INDIANAPOLIS – In a wild and crazy scene at Lucas Oil Stadium, the University of Louisville basketball team is headed to another Final Four. But there wasn’t a huge celebration after the game. The Cardinals beat Duke 85-63, overcoming the loss of sophomore guard Kevin Ware to a gruesome broken leg in the first half.

Tim Henderson "more than ready" for Cards

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has said several times this season that he’s not afraid to use any player on his bench. With the injury to Kevin Ware, Pitino will likely have to turn to walk-on Tim Henderson. Cardinal Authority has a quick update on Henderson and his abilities.

Syracuse and Wichita will be joined by…

The Big Ten was and is the best conference in college basketball, but they are the cusp of not having one representative in the Final Four. Such is life in the NCAA Tournament. Single-elimination lowers the odds, and now they pin their hopes on Michigan to defeat the Florida Gators. Can Trey Burke beat the pressure defense of Florida? Surely. We already saw Michigan destroy the vaunted...
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