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Report: Louisville Likely Landing Spot For Cleveland State Transfer Trey Lewis

Photo: USA Today SportsRick Pitino has made it clear over the past six months or so that he and his staff will look into adding multiple fifth year graduate transfers to join the roster for 2015-16. With just four teams still participating in the 2014-15 college basketball season, multiple players across the country have announced that they’ll transfer from their current school...
Via The Cardinal Connect
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Anton Gill To Transfer From Louisville

Photo: Petey CautilliJust hours after Rick Pitino stated that he expects at least one player to transfer, UofL has confirmed that sophomore guard Anton Gill will be moving on. University of Louisville sports information director Kenny Klein confirmed shortly after 5:30 via Twitter that Gill will be transferring to another university to finish his career. Gill was a highly regarded...
Via The Cardinal Connect
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Terry Rozier, Montrezl Harrell off to NBA Draft; Anton Gill transferring

Just one day after being a free throw away from making the Final Four, the Louisville Cardinals are now set to lose two first-round NBA draft picks. Sophomore point guard Terry Rozier has decided to leave school early and declare for the NBA draft, his mother confirmed to The Louisville Courier-Journal on Monday. Rozier was […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Louisville's Pitino sees upside despite regional final loss

Louisville coach Rick Pitino feels good that this team overcame its challenges on offense and inexperience to reach the school's fifth NCAA regional final in eight years. Those issues, though, ultimately ended the Cardinals' NCAA Tournament run. Pitino's mission now is addressing those issues without much of his starting lineup. All things considered, Louisville's first season in...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Former 4-Star SG Anton Gill Is Transferring From Louisville

Earlier today, Rick Pitino announced that junior forward Montrezl Harrell and sophomore guard Terry Rozier are declaring for the NBA. That’s reportedly not the only loss the Louisville will have to deal with.  According to Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal, Anton Gill, a four-star guard in the 2013 class, is set to transfer out of the Cardinals’ program.  Gill, a 6-foot-3...
Via College Spun
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Montrezl Harrell, Terry Rozier Declare For NBA Draft

Montrezl Harrell and Terry Rozier have decided to leave Louisville early to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft. "They're both leaving, yes, 100 percent," Rick Pitino told reporters. "And it's the right thing to do for both of them. "You all may have some doubts about Terry, but I don't."
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Praises Michigan State’s Fans, “Couldn’t Believe How Much Green” Was At The Carrier Dome

Michigan State had a distinct advantage in fan support over the other three teams at the East Regional in Syracuse over the weekend, and that probably didn’t hurt Tom Izzo’s team make its Final Four run. The Spartans defeated Louisville in overtime of Sunday’s Elite Eight match-up, and Cardinals coach Rick Pitino was impressed with his opponent’s fan turnout. Pitino: ...
Via College Spun
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Announces Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell And Terry Rozier Are Both Declaring For NBA Draft

Louisville’s two best players – junior forward Montrezl Harrell and sophomore guard Terry Rozier – will not be returning to the Cardinals’ program in 2015-16.  Monday afternoon, Rick Pitino announced that Harrell and Rozier are both “100 percent” leaving for the NBA Draft.  Most projections have the two players getting selected in the first round.  Pitino: (Montrezl...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Terry Rozier Posts Emotional Message To Instagram To Thank Louisville Fans

Louisville sophomore Terry Rozier, who played all 45 minutes of the Cardinals’ Elite Eight loss to Michigan State on Sunday, was easily one of the most improved players in the nation this past year. Rozier averaged 17.1 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per contest, leading his team on a surprising run in the NCAA Tournament when many left the squad for dead just a month ago. Rozier...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Despite the Disappointment, the Cardinals Made Us Proud

Photo: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY SportsHeads hung in sadness, whether you were watching on your couch or at a bar somewhere. “If only Mangok’s layup falls or he hits the free throws.” “If only Terry makes a few shots down the stretch.” “If only they don’t call the bad foul on Wayne.” There’s no doubt that this game of “what if” will be far harder than usual. Nothing...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State outlasts Louisville in OT for trip to Final Four

In one of the highlights of the Tournament, the seventh seeded Michigan State Spartans held on for a 76-70 overtime win over the Louisville Cardinals for a trip to the Final Four. But this isn’t simply some seven matchup against a four until you understand what Michigan State has done throughout this Tournament, not to mention what […]
Via The Majors National
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State 76 – Louisville 70: Cards Run Out Of Gas In Elite 8

Photo: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY SportsThe Louisville men’s basketball team’s 2014-15 season came to an end on Sunday afternoon in Syracuse, NY. Rick Pitino and the Cardinals were defeated in overtime by No. 7 seed Michigan State 76-70 in the East regional final. Both teams got off to a slow start, but the action picked up towards the end of the first half with Louisville heading...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Over for Louisville, the end for Blackshear and Harrell

Post from: 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 four...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dakari Johnson Laughs At Louisville’s Mangok Mathiang For Missing Free-Throw

Louisville’s Mangok Mathiang had a chance to lift the Cardinals to a Final Four spot against Michigan State with a free-throw at the end of the game. After Mathiang, who shoots 48% from the line, rimmed in the first attempt, his second attempt, which would have given UL the lead, didn’t roll in.  Kentucky’s Dakari […] The post Dakari Johnson Laughs At Louisville’s Mangok...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell, Terry Rozier Comment On NBA Draft Decisions

Louisville’s men’s basketball team’s season came to an end this afternoon, as the Cardinals fell to Michigan State in the Elite Eight, 76-70.  Soon, it will be decision time for two of Rick Pitino’s underclassmen, junior forward Montrezl Harrell and sophomore guard Terry Rozier. Will they return to Louisville for another season or leave for the NBA?  It is widely assumed...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State beats Louisville in overtime for Final Four berth

Another Final Four berth has been clinched, and this one is going to Michigan State. The Spartans used a furious second-half rally to take a six-point lead with under four to play after trailing by eight at halftime. The cardinals would fight back to tie the game in the closing seconds after Mangok Mathiang made […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mangok Mathiang Sends Game To Overtime With Miracle Free Throw

With 4.0 seconds to go in regulation and his team down by one point, Louisville’s Mangok Mathiang was sent to the free throw line for two shots. Mathiang’s free throw percentage for the 2014-15 season was a rather sub-par 48%, so it’s not as if either shot was a guarantee. Fortunately for Louisville, the rim Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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New York Daily News Writer Believes St. John’s Can Make A Run At Rick Pitino

Twitter/@MattCaputo Will Louisville head coach Rick Pitino be the next head coach of St. John’s basketball? The thought that the Hall of Famer would leave powerhouse Louisville for the middling Red Storm seems ludicrous, but New York Daily News writer Roger Rubin believes that it is a real possibility: It’s the same reaction most have to the idea of getting Pitino, who has...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Live: Louisville Cardinals take on Michigan State for Final Four berth

Live: Louisville Cardinals take on Michigan State for Final Four berth
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville & Michigan State Will Tip At 2:20 On Sunday

Photo: Maddie Meyer -Getty ImagesRick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals will take on the Michigan State Spartans in the first of two Elite 8 games on Sunday. The Cards and the Spartans will tip at 2:20 PM and the game will be aired on CBS. GAME DATE, TIME TV REGION Louisville vs. Michigan State 3/29, 2:20 p.m. CBS East Duke vs. Gonzaga 3/29, 5:05 p.m. CBS South
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo Joked About Watching Louisville Film: “I Made Harrell Invisible So Our Players Didn’t Have Nightmares”

Playing against Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell is not an enviable task. Harrell is one of the NCAA’s most athletic players and prolific dunkers, and he is almost guaranteed to put a highlight or two on film every time he hits the floor. He is so intimidating on film, that Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo joked that he “made him invisible” as an aid to his team. Izzo...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s An Awesome Photo Of Anton Gill Getting Mobbed By His Louisville Teammates

Saturday night, Louisville got a lift from an unexpected source, as sophomore guard Anton Gill hit a number of key shots down the stretch, allowing the Cardinals to pull away from NC State in the game’s final minutes. Gill, who notched two steals and seven points, hadn’t scored in a game since way back on February 28. Oddly enough, head coach Rick Pitino told reporters after...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville beats NC State 75-65; on to Elite 8

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Montrezl Harrell is not ready for the end of his college career at Louisville just yet.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
3 days ago

Louisville stuffs N.C. State to get to Regional finale

Post from: University of Louisville basketball fans can come for air now. Their team is back where they belong, returning to another NCAA Regional championship game, just 40 minutes of heart-stopping action away from another possible Final Four appearance. Sometimes it seems as if UofL fans are just willing this to happen, hanging on every dribble, every pass, every rebound, every...
Via Louisville Card Game
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Guard Anton Gill’s Surprising Night Shocked Former Cards Star Russ Smith

Louisville moved on to the Elite Eight tonight by virtue of a 75-65 win over N.C. State at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. The Cards received a major lift off the bench from sophomore guard Anton Gil, who produced seven points (on 3-of-3 shooting), two steals and an assist. Gill’s performance came out of nowhere. He had not scored in a game since a 14-point outburst against Florida...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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