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Louisville Card Game:
Back in the Big East championship game for the third straight year, at the top where University of Louisville basketball belongs. The last time at Madison Square Garden, the scene of some pretty incredible memories.
One last game as a member of the Big East, with a band of Catholic schools taking the league in a different direction. First three seasons in the tourney abysmal, the Cardinals struggling to find their way only to finish the final three years competing on the last night for the ultimate prize, and for the fourth time in five years.
Peyton Siva has been here before, in a semifinal game, playing some of his best basketball, directing traffic, playing through some brutal hits, maintaining focus, staying out of foul trouble. With his seven steals, he will surpass Darrell Griffith, the Living Legend, as UofL’s all-time steal leader, and tie a Big East Tournament record. Perfect form with those two three-point shots, turning in 12 points for the night, while also making three...
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Yes, that is Bill Clinton, the former Leader of the Free World, and yes, that is Russ Smith and Chane Behanan, two Louisville basketball players. Get 'W' in there and we've got a party.
NEW YORK – Peyton Siva has left a major mark on the University of Louisville’s men’s basketball program with an outstanding four seasons. Now, Siva holds one of the schools top records – all-time steals for a career.
Russ Smith returned to the scene of his youth Thursday, another basketball court in New York City, taking center stage at Madison Square Garden, returning as a third-team All America player, proving he belongs among the elite.
The Brooklyn native, who was ignored by Syracuse during the recruitment process and resisted efforts to force him to go to Manhattan College after his freshman...
Louisville failed to score in the first two minutes of the game, but used a 15-4 run in the first half and never looked back. The Cardinals forced 25 Villanova turnovers, cruising to a 74-55 win.
Russ Smith led the way for the Cardinals scoring 28 points, 21 of those came in the second half. Smith connected on 10-of-11 free throw attempts. Luke Hancock continued his solid play, chipping...
Louisville and Villanova will square off tonight at Madison Square Garden in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Big East Tournament.
Rick Pitino’s team will try to avenge a 73-64 loss to to the Wildcats in January. The loss to Villanova was the Cardinals largest margin of defeat.
Here are three keys to beating Villanova tonight.
Make Free Throws: This one should go without saying...
Russ Smith’s heavy hearted 28 points became the highest point total for Louisville in Madison Square Garden in the Big East Tournament.
The win over the Wildcats gives Louisville its eighth straight win and moves into the Big East Tourney Semi-finals for the third consecutive year.
Two of the big problem areas for much of the Cards this season were three point shooting...
After beating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Big East Tournament semi-finals for the third straight year, the Cards will now face Syracuse in its fourth Big East Tournament Championship game in the last five years.
Led by its senior leader Peyton Siva with 12 points, three rebounds, six assists and seven steals (Tournament Record), the Cards consistently seemed to be in control...
Tweet The Louisville Cardinals, ranked fourth in the nation, defeated Villanova in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament on Thursday night, 74-55. As they took to the locker room post-game, they were met by a surprise when former President Bill Clinton joined them in their celebration. Many people would expect a motivational speech from [...]
Former President of the free world Bill Clinton stopped into the Louisville Cardinals locker room to help celebrate Thursday night’s Big East tournament win over Villanova.
The Louisville Cardinals had an unexpected visitor after Thursday’s 74-55 victory over...
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ESPN aired the Big East quarterfinals last night. Game 1 featured Louisville vs Villanova. Game 2 featured Notre Dame and their Digger Phelps highlighter unis against Marquette. Before the second game, ESPN tried to combine the Cardinals and Golden Eagles together in some sort of weird lineup amalmagation. That's the correct Marquette names with Louisville pictures. For...
Score: No. 4 Louisville 69 No. 24 Notre Dame 57
Stars: Louisville: Peyton Siva 12 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast, 7 Stl. Russ Smith 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast. Notre Dame: Jerian Grant 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast.
Story: It was the last time that Notre Dame and Louisville would be guaranteed to play each other while both were in the Big East, and the game embraced some true Big East qualities.
It is hard to argue that any team has been more successful in the Big East than the Louisville Cardinals in recent history. This 69-57 victory over Notre Dame, pushed the Cards to their 4th Big East Tournament Final in 5 years.
Peyton Siva played his most complete game in a long time as he was seemingly all over the floor. It was especially obvious on one play where he dove three...
by Josh Adams
New York City Bureau
Peyton Siva won his 2nd Big East Tournament MVP/
A tale of two halves happened at Madison Square Garden Saturday Night, and the final Big East Championship Trophy will now have a permanent place in Louisville, Kentucky. The Louisville Cardinals defeated the Syracuse Orange 78-61 behind a 29-5 run in the second half.
The final was...