Originally posted on Louisville Card Game  |  Last updated 12/8/12
Fourteen minutes remaining in the second half, here comes Russ Smith again. Sizing up the defender, cutting right, down the middle among the trees, throwing up the ball, a sure two points. But wait, he’s passing the basketball to Luke Hancock in the corner. Three points instead of two. Russdiculous here, there, everywhere. On his way to 31 points, five assists, seven rebounds and five steals. The merciless demon behind the wheel in the University of Louisville’s 99-41 hit-and-run over Missouri-Kansas City. Not many conclusions should be drawn from a game against predestined road kill victim other than the fact that Russ Smith draws from  a vast reservoir of natural skills and confidence. Reality may have caught up with potential if he can come close to duplicating his efforts in games against stronger opposition. Peyton Siva perfectly content with with Russ in a leading role, making six assists, playing only 20 minutes, happily applauding  his wiry teammate’s domination. Kevin Ware...
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