Originally posted on Louisville Card Game  |  Last updated 11/8/12
Anybody else come close to dozing off during the University of Louisville-Bellarmine exhibition? U of L running no set plays, making one of 19 three-point shots, getting out-rebounded 43-38 by a much smaller team, and making only 12 of 23 free throw attempts. Not encouraging. If Rick Pitino’s team looked out of sorts, it may have been because he had run his team through a double-long practice session earlier in the day. Part of the conditioning process, he wanted them playing fatigued. Rick Pitino (Card Game photo) One got the impression that Pitino and Scotty Davenport, a former assistant, had collaborated before the game to expose their team’s weaknesses. It was a work session, not intended to be fun or bolster confidence. Ugly much of the time, mostly run and shoot, with some odd player combinations. With all the talent Pitino has, he has the luxury of experimenting early on, exposing weaknesses. There is no shortage, with some players coming bck from injuries and off-season medical procedures. The team one saw against Pikeville a week ago is more likely to be the one that shows up Sunday, the one with Peyton Siva making eye-of-the-needle passes, Gorgui Dieng hitting the elbow shots, Montrezl Harrell unstoppable under the basket, and Russ Smith as elusive as ever. The exhibition accomplished what Pitino wanted, getting his players’ full attention.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Reports: David Price, Red Sox agree to seven-year, $217 million contract

LSU officials’ media leaks about Les Miles blew up in their faces

Sam Bradford returns to practice, but does it matter for broken Eagles?

Cam Newton won’t be ‘lured in’ by talk of undefeated season

Report: Miami job is Mark Richt’s 'if he wants it'

WATCH: Cowboys’ security guard being investigated for choking Panthers fan


Mariners ‘trying hard’ to trade Mark Trumbo before Wednesday’s tender deadline

Bill Belichick: Patriots always looking to improve win or lose

NFL: Refs did not blow calls on Ravens' blocked FG return

Roethlisberger: I’ll play through any injury but a brain injury

LeBron James feels ‘kind of sad’ about Kobe Bryant retiring

Singer Marc Anthony creates agency, signs Aroldis Chapman

WATCH: LSU releases video to honor Leonard Fournette

Report: Jim Hackett’s tenure as Michigan’s interim AD is ending

Josh Norman pretends to be a movie character each game

Ex-Giants OL Chris Snee 'wanted to see the Jets lose all the time'

Kyle Long gives Bears tickets to trash collector who found wallet

Last of a dying breed: Kobe's retirement marks end of an era

Are the Houston Rockets looking to trade Ty Lawson?

Anonymous agent: Lakers have 'no plan and no leadership'

LeBron on never facing Kobe in Finals: 'I didn't hold up my end'

Jerry Jones expects Tony Romo to start another five years

Devon Still announces that daughter is cancer-free

Ranking college football conference title games

Green rips ‘coward’ reporter for calling Warriors cocky

College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

QUIZ: Name every NCAA football national champion since 1950

Browns lose to Ravens as only the Browns know how

NCAA figures out how to invite 5-7 teams to bowls

Ranking top Heisman Trophy candidates

Have the New Orleans Saints given up?

This weekend in NFL stupid, ft. Rex Ryan

Missouri won’t accept a bowl bid at 5-7

Durant blasts media on behalf of Kobe

Josh McCown laments how he got job back from Manziel

Paul George: Kobe Bryant was my Michael Jordan

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker