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Rick Pitino picked up his second verbal commitment from the 2014 class tonight.
Shaqquan Aaron, a 6-foot-8 combo guard from Seattle, WA., announced his decision tonight prior his Rainer Beach High School’s district title game.
Aaron chose Louisville over Arizona, UCLA and Washington. His commitment came less than two weeks after he made an official visit to Louisville.
Aaron is rated as a four-star prospect and ranked as the 34th best player in the 2014 class. He is the second member of Louisville’s 2014 class, joining Quentin Snider, a 6-foot-1 five-star point guard from Louisville Ballard High School. Aaron is the third high level recruit from the Seattle area to commit to Louisville. Peyton Siva and Terrence Williams were also from the Seattle area.
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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...
Last year Rick Pitino was selected as a finalist to get the nod into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and was turned away by the committee. This year he has been selected as a finalist again and hopes to get in on round 2.
Pitino was the first coach in the NCAA to take 3 different teams to the Final Four (Providence, Kentucky, Louisville). When you look at Pitino’s stats...
University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino said on Thursday night after a win over St. John’s that he has to get junior center Gorgui Dieng more rest. Cardinal Authority has what Pitino said and the reaction from Dieng.
Wayne Blackshear went down in the second half last night holding his surgically repaired shoulder. Judging from Blackshear’s grimace, it looked as if he was in some serious pain. Fortunately for Louisville, it sounds like it was just a minor tweak.
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Louisville and Saint John’s played in a game of runs for the first 30 minutes but Louisville had the last laugh as they improved to 20-5 on the season. Russ Smith’s 12 straight points in the second half propelled Louisville to a 72-58 win.
Peyton Siva played one of the best games in recent memory after struggling in the overtime loss to Notre Dame. It was released before...
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...
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:
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...
University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino said his goal was seven in a row heading into the Big East Tournament. The Cardinals picked up the first one on Thursday night, using a huge second half by Russ Smith to run past St. John’s 72-58 at the KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals now play at South Florida on Sunday. Here are a few thoughts on the win over the Red Storm:
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...
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...