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Russ Smith has been named to the Big East weekly honor roll after two impressive performances last week for Louisville. In two wins, Smith averaged 19.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0
steals. He also connected on 19-of-21 free throws.
Rick Pitino was very pleased with Smith’s performance against South Florida on Sunday, saying after the game that is was his best performance of the season. Russ is just 34-points away from joining Louisville’s 1,000 point club. That’ll be a very impressive accomplishment considering this is just the second season where Smith is receiving valuable minutes. He scored only 38-points as a true freshman. Below is a press release from BigEast.org.
BIG EAST Player of the Week
-OTTO PORTER, Georgetown, F, So.
Porter was the team leader in a pair of victories that put the Hoyas in a first-place tie in the BIG EAST standings. He started the week with 21 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 63-55 win over No. 18/20 Marquette and...
BEST OF MAXIM
Louisville is currently alone in second place in the Big East with a 9-4 record. Syracuse, Georgetown and Marquette are currently ahead of the Cards with a 9-3 record. Fortunately for Louisville, their remaining schedule appears to be slightly less tough than all three teams ahead of them in the standings. With Syracuse and Georgetown currently holding the tie breaker over Louisville...
At some point during the next few games, Russ Smith will become the 64th player to join the 1,000-point club at the University of Louisville. His career contribution now stands at 966 points.
An impressive feat considering the UofL junior scored only 38 points during an injury-riddled freshman season. He has 479 points this season after adding 449 last season.
He’s currently averaging...
One is confident that Rick Pitino will share with us someday soon what he told Kevin Ware when he reinstated him on the University of Louisville basketball team seven games ago.
Don’t want to second guess what he told the sophomore guard, but it may be working, certainly was Sunday.
UofL trailed 11-8 when he entered the game against South Florida at the 15:33. Ware would connect...
Rick Pitino was in Florida on Tuesday to see Louisville signee Chris Jones of Northwest Florida State Junior College. Jones’ team closed out their regular season with a 56-55 win over Tallahassee Community College, despite being down 19-points at halftime. Jones shared this picture on his Instagram account following the game.
Jones led NWF to a 25-2 overall record and a 11-2 record...
Rick Pitino earned his 650th career win this afternoon as Louisville defeated South Florida 59-41. The Cardinals are now 21-5 overall and 9-4 in Big East play. Today’s win puts Louisville in fourth place in the Big East.
Russ Smith led Louisville’s balanced scoring attack with 15-points, connecting all seven of his free throw attempts. He also added six rebounds and four assists...
TAMPA, Fla. - Sophomore guard Kevin Ware is starting to become a key role player for the University of Louisville men’s basketball team. Cardinal Authority has a story on Ware’s position change and his recent improvement.
VillenHD made his rivalry week return with a nice mix from Louisville’s win at South Florida on Sunday. Louisville may have had more dunks against South Florida than any other game this season. Make sure you watch at the very end when Rick Pitino is shown shaking hands with the USF mascot and telling him good game.
The post Highlights: Louisville Dunks All Over South Florida appeared...
TAMPA, Fla. – University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino called Sunday’s 59-41 victory over South Florida one of his team’s best efforts of the season. Pitino was excited about the Cardinals’ focus on defense and passing and also encouraged by Russ Smith’s play. Here are some thoughts from the game:
Wayne Blackshear missed one game and left another early because of a reoccurring shoulder injury. But the University of Louisville sophomore said after Sunday’s game that his shoulder is just fine, and his game is sure improving. Cardinal Authority has an update on Blackshear’s progress.
It came out mid day yesterday that Rainier Beach (Seattle, Washington) guard/forward Shaqquan Aaron would verbally commit somewhere during the night. Aaron also had offers from Arizona, California, Colorado, and Arizona State. He was also gaining interest from Syracuse and UCLA. Many people felt confident that he was going to commit to Louisville because he had just came...
Charlie Strong has added another signee to his 2013 recruiting class. Stacy Thomas, a 6-foot-2 225-pound defensive end from signed with Louisville while on an official visit to the school this weekend.
Thomas, a Miami, FL., native is rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN. He played defensive end, linebacker and tight end at Gulliver Prep School. Thomas is the 17th member of Louisville’s...
For a change, the Louisville basketball team got down in Tampa almost 2 days early and it ended up working out for them. The Cardinals steam-rolled USF to the tune of an 18 point victory.
Peyton Siva got hot at the end of last year and he is starting to get into that form once again. Even though Siva’s 2 points don’t seem all to to impressive, his 7 assist and 6 rebounds...
There has never been any question that the Louisville Football Program’s primary recruiting pipeline has been focused on the state of Florida while also having some great success in Georgia and Ohio. According to Rivals recruiting service, Charlie Strong and his staff have at this point extended offers to 20 4-Star prospects and one 5-Star prospect for the class of 2014. Of those...
Never any doubt, a leisurely win on a quiet Sunday afternoon, the University of Louisville taking out South Florida 59-41.
Confirmation, perhaps, that Rick Pitino’s troops aren’t taking any opponent lightly, picking up a second win in the string of seven, the ultimate goal of the coach in finishing out the regular season. Aware maybe that second place Georgetown had lost in...