Originally posted on Louisville Card Game  |  Last updated 2/17/13
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 Tampa three weeks ago. Against a South Floriday team, which like numerous teams in the Big East, likes to milk the clock, wanting to lull Louisville into a snoozer. UofL having none of it, coming up with 10 steals and 23 points off USF turnovers. Russ Smith exhibiting rare discipline, looking for his teammates, handing out four assists. He’s good even when he’s under control, four of seven field goal attempts, all seven of his free throws. The play of the day, Chane Behanan deflecting a pass, chasing the missile downcourt, flipping the ball behind his back across court to Smith for a dunk. His free throw shoot...
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