Wayne Blackshear leaves the floor for the last time, the cotton wad still plugging his right nostril, his jersey covered with red stains, having played on of his better games in a University of Louisville basketball uniform. He wanted this one badly.
Wrapping up a career that included participation in a national championship, two Final Fours, two Elite Eights, and fourâ€...
Â After beating Northern Iowa last Sunday, Louisville advanced to their 4th consecutive Sweet 16. The Louisville Cardinalsâ€™ Facebook page pointed out this fact, also indicating the Wayne Blackshear is the only NCAA player in history to make four straight Sweet 16 appearances. What Louisville forgot was that there have been several otherÂ players to have [â€¦]
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This past Sunday night, Louisville took down Northern Iowa to reach its fourth straight Sweet 16. Senior Wayne Blackshear also became the first Cardinals player in school history to play for four straight squads that reached the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament.Â
Tuesday morning, the school attempted to celebrate the accomplishment by posting the statistic to its Facebook page...
Theyâ€™re on their way to Seattle, members of the University of Louisville basketball team, in this photo posted on the programâ€™s Facebook page. Hamming it up for the camera, with someÂ weird hand signals from Jaylen Johnson (second left) and Wayne Blackshear (at right) and some distinctive ear phones on Montrezl Harrell. One would anticipate some L signsÂ if they...
Wayne Blackshear and Montrezl Harrell had signature send off on Saturday afternoon in their final game at the KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinal Connect was able to get video footage of the pregame Senior Day ceremony and also the comments from Harrell and Blackshear following the game.
Louisville Basketball Senior Day Ceremony from The Cardinal Connect on Vimeo.
Louisville senior guard Wayne Blackshear went up for a huge dunk Wednesday night against Boston College but could not finish at the rim.
No luck for Wayne Blackshear on this three-point attempt in the first half. Zero for five in the loss to Duke.
Anybodyâ€™s game until Chris Jones had toÂ go to the bench.
The University of Louisville had made three of 10 field goal attempts when Jones committed his second foulÂ at the 11:08 mark in the first half, his team leading 10-9.Â Duke was even worse, hitting...
This may sound crazy to some Louisville fans, but when Wayne Blackshear verbally committed to Rick Pitino in 2009, it was a very big deal. Outside of Samardo Samuels, Blackshear was the highest rated prospect to commit to Louisville in Pitinoâ€™s tenure.
Because he committed so early, fans spent nearly two years salivating at the thought of a McDonalds All American scoring guard...
Wayne Blackshear scored 16 points to pace a balanced offense that carried No. 12 Louisville to an 86-47 rout of cold-shooting South Florida on Wednesday night.
Luke Hancock and Montrezl Harrell had 14 points apiece for the Cardinals (17-3, 6-1 American Athletic Conference), who shot 52.2 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and just under 51 percent overall.
South Florida (10-9...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2014
Pete Cautilli â€“ The Cardinal Connect
I think itâ€™s safe to say Pitinoâ€™s on to something with his plan of making Wayne Blackshear his first guy off the bench to get more out of his minutes.
Pitino had this to say about his new strategy for maximizing Blackshearâ€™s production: â€œI think that Wayne is being taken out of games quickly. The one thing we have got to do is get 20...