Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 1/22/13
I didn’t expect Louisville to run the table in Big East play this season, but I certainly didn’t expect to see them play like they did tonight.  It’s still January and the Cards have only three losses on the season, but what we saw tonight is slightly concerning. A week ago I was asking if this team had any real weaknesses. That question was answered tonight. Mental toughness and winning close games looks to be a problem. It’s still too early to go jumping off of the deep end, but Villanova isn’t very good. They’re not very good at all. I’m not quite sure what the answer is, but hopefully Coach Pitino does. For the first time this season, Russ Smith wasn’t Russ Smith. Tonight was clearly his worst performance of the season. Is it fair to see this team will go as Russ goes? He finished just 2-of-13 from the floor. Peyton Siva played well finishing with 15 points and 11 assists. Wayne Blackshear was also a bright spot. He finished with 17 points and 4 steals. Other than that, there is...
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