Russ Smith Named KenPom Player of the Year For The Second Consecutive Season

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect For the second year in a row Louisville has been recognized by college basketball’s stats sage Ken Pomeroy. His statistical equations have ranked the Cardinals the best team in the country and Russ Smith the nation’s best player under his statistic. Pomeroy’s statistical ratings focus on how efficient a team is on both the offensive and...
Via The Cardinal Connect
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Louisville’s Russ Smith Attended Last Night’s Final Four, Wore A Cowboy Hat

Kentucky ended Louisville’s dreams of repeating as national champions, but apparently Cardinals point guard Russ Smith isn’t holding much of a grudge. We all heard how he went and personally congratulated his rival in their locker room after his final collegiate game. But it also looks like he attended last night’s Final Four games in the Kentucky fan section. He also wore...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting Report – Russ Smith

Name:  Russ Smith      Age:   22 (23 in April)    School: Louisville Height: 6’0   Weight: 165   Projected Position: PG             2013-14 Stats (Through 2/4/14): 18.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 4.6 apg, 1.9 spg, 3.1 tpg (28.5 minutes per game) 45.4 FG%, 70.6 FT%, 39.5 3FG%, 56.9 TS%, 53.4 eFG% 32.4 USG%, 32.0 AST%, 16.3 TO%, 3.8 STL%   SKILLS...
Via NBA Draft Blog
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville star Russ Smith visited Kentucky Wildcats locker room after loss

Rivalries are what make sports what they are and college rivalries seem to make all other sports rivalries look like child’s play. There’s more than just pride on the line it seems when college programs clash and we saw one of the best rivalry games in college sports on Friday night when the Kentucky Wildcats upset their in-state rivals to advance to the Elite Eight this weekend...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Russ Smith visited Kentucky locker room after loss

Russ Smith saw his senior season come to an abrupt end on Friday night as Louisville lost to Kentucky in the Sweet 16. The eighth-seeded Wildcats gave the Cardinals all they could handle, and free throw shooting and offensive rebounding prevailed down the stretch. Smith was all class after his final collegiate game. Like Coach […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russ Smith throws down big dunk vs Kentucky

Kentucky vs. Louisville has been everything we hoped for so far in the first half – well, at least it’s what Cardinals fans were hoping for. Louisville has built a sizable lead in the first half behind impressive shooting and intense defense – along with one big-time dunk. Cardinals senior Russ Smith absolutely unloaded on a drive and slammed the ball home over Julius Randle...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The last lesson for Russ Smith ☆

For Louisville, the world revolves around Russ Smith. He is the point guard, sure, that is part of the job description, and on a pressing team that makes things all the more important as the main defender on the opponent’s primary ballhandler. Rick Pitino clearly puts a lot and expects a lot from his senior point guard and leader. There was that tinge of disappointment with his...
Via Run the Floor
21 days ago  |  Discuss

5 reasons why the Louisville Cardinals will prevail

Rick Pitino and John Calipari face off in Friday night’s Battle of the Bluegrass.   5 reasons why the Louisville Cardinals will prevail 1. Montrezl Harrell. In the Wildcats’ 73-66 victory on December 28th, Chane Behanan had yet to be dismissed from the team. Behanan played 20 minutes without making a shot or attempting a free throw. The seven rebounds he snared were his lone...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino seems frustrated with Russ Smith

Louisville coach Rick Pitino and his star senior guard Russ Smith have always had a complicated relationship. While Smith has played a key role in much of the Cardinals’ success over the past few seasons, which included a national championship last year, Pitino has always been very vocal about Smith’s decision-making abilities on the court. After all, he did coin the term ...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Complete AAC Tournament preview for top teams

Complete AAC Tournament preview for top teamsThe exciting thing about the 2014 American Athletic Conference Tournament is that it is the inaugural tournament. No history to look at for this tourney in Memphis, just good teams fighting to be able to say they were the first American Athletic Conference Tournament Champion. Another intriguing thing about this tourney is that it is really...
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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