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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. If there is one area that Louisville has consistently struggled in, it’s free throw shooting. The Cards had a six point lead late in the first meeting against Villanova, but six consecutive misses at the free throw line down the stretch led to their downfall. Louisville finished 12-of-24 from the stripe in that game. 50% won’t get it done in the post-season.
Limit Turnovers: Louisville is one of the best teams in the country at forcing turnovers and not committing them. Louisville committed a season high 17 turnovers against Villanova in the first meeting. Some of those may have been unforced, but Villanov...
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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.
Louisville senior point guard Peyton Siva has been named the 2013 Big East Scholar of the Year. Siva received the award on Tuesday afternoon in New York City at the Big East Award Ceremony. Siva is the first Louisville player to win the award since the Cardinals joined the Big East in 2005. Here is the excerpt from the Big East press release.
A senior from Seattle, Wash., Siva will...
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...
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...
Going to take a while to get used to the idea of Gorgui Dieng going away.
If NBA scouts have been paying attention the past few games, Gorgui is more than ready for professional basketball. His shooting has improved dramatically, complementing his shot blocking abilities. As his wrist healed, his ball handling has continued to get better. Have you noticed he gets at least one steal...
In a field where many athletes are seen as slackers and people who take the easy way out when it comes to academics. Louisville team captain, Peyton Siva, disproved that theory, as he won the Big East Scholar Athlete of the Year award for the 2012-2013 season.
Siva recorded a 3.77 GPA and is a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS award. Congratulations to Peyton Siva! It...
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...
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 [...]
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.
Louisville’s first post-season game will be tomorrow night at 7 PM in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. Rick Pitino and the Cardinals will face the winner of St. John’s and Villanova who play tonight in the second round of the tournament.
Considering the depth that the Big East has this year, once you get to the quarterfinals of the tournament, you can expect some...
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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Russ Smith scored 20 points and Peyton Siva added 12 to lead No.
4 Louisville to a 69-57 victory over No. 24 Notre Dame on Friday
night, the third straight year the Cardinals beat the Fighting
Irish in the semifinals of the Big East tournament.
The Big East and what it brought to college basketball in its heyday in the 1980s is a big reason why the sport is so popular today. Thus, this week’s Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden will truly be the end of an era.
The Catholic 7 of Georgetown, Marquette, Seton Hall, Providence, DePaul, St. John’s and Villanova are creating their own basketball-only conference next...