LOUISVILLE RUMORS & GOSSIP
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.
Louisville vs. Michigan State
3/29, 2:20 p.m.
Duke vs. Gonzaga
3/29, 5:05 p.m.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) When Louisville coach Rick Pitino gathered his players for a team dinner before a game against Syracuse in mid-February, he told freshman Quentin Snider he would be starting in the Carrier Dome.
Pitino had suspended standout senior point guard Chris Jones, an offensive catalyst and fierce defender, for one game for violating an unspecified team rule and tabbed...
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Montrezl Harrell is not ready for the end of his college career at Louisville just yet.
Late in Friday's Sweet 16 game between North Carolina State and Louisville something happened that does not normally happen. There was a dunk. Louisville's Montrezl Harrell was involved and someone was posterized. However, the victim of the poster dunk was the guy that usually does the posterizing--Harrell.The dunker? Freshman Caleb Martin who played just seven minutes in the game...
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...
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...
Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points, reserve Anton Gill keyed a late-game surge, and Louisville beat North Carolina State 75-65 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points, reserve Anton Gill keyed a late-game surge, and Louisville beat North Carolina State 75-65 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament.
Louisville (27-8), the fourth seed in the East and seeking to make its third Final Four in four years, will play either No. 3 seed Oklahoma or seventh-seeded Michigan...
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Here’s an interesting stat for you. There is not one UConn women’s basketball player that was born the last time they didn’t make it to the Sweet 16.
On March 17, 1993, the UConn Huskies were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament by the Louisville Cardinals in the first round. On March 30, 1993, senior Kiah Stokes was born. For good measure, senior Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis was...
Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals arrived in Syracuse on Wednesday evening for this week’s Sweet 16 showdown with NC State. Pitino met with the media on Thursday afternoon to preview the game.
Little respect for an opponent usually translates to less effort.
I remember thinking North Carolina State wasn’t much of a threat when they arrived at the KFC Yum! Center for the regular season game against the University of Louisville. The Wolf Pack had a 14-11 won-lost record and had lost five of their last six games.
Even texted a good friend in North Carolina...
The Louisville Cardinals survived their first season of the post-Teddy Bridgewater era, putting together nine wins and a Belk Bowl berth in 2014. In 2015, they’ll be looking to take the next step and become a national title contender. Tuesday, which marked the first day of spring practice, the Cards got back to work.
The school’s YouTube account, Ville Films, has released a two...
Louisville’s first season in the ACC was a successful one. The Cardinals finished 9-4, with two of their losses coming by six points or less....
Few teams would be able to make a run to the Sweet 16 after losing a player like Chris Jones, which is a credit to Rick Pitino’s Louisville program. Some fans believe that the team is better without Jones, who was dismissed from the program in late February after being charged with counts of rape and sodomy. Pitino has some very harsh words for those fans, whom he refers to as...
After beating Northern Iowa last Sunday, Louisville advanced to their 4th consecutive Sweet 16. The Louisville Cardinals’ 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 other players to have […]
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The East Regional will have a distinctive ACC flair this weekend. In the Sweet 16 two of the conference’s programs, Louisville and N.C. State, face off in Syracuse’s iconic Carrier Dome. The Cardinals and Wolfpack were two of the more difficult teams in the tournament to get a beat on heading into the post-season. The Cardinals had looked very up-and-down after...
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.
Tuesday morning, the school attempted to celebrate the accomplishment by posting the statistic to its Facebook page...
To be honest, I’m somewhat surprised that Montrezl Harrell’s UofL program dunk record isn’t talked about more on a national level. I realize that a dunk is worth two points just like a layup but for Harrell to break the UofL record in such a quick amount of time is truly amazing. As mentioned, these dunks are worth just two points, but a Harrell slam can really change the momentum...
Terry Rozier #0 of the Louisville Cardinals shoots the ball against the Northern Iowa Panthers in the second half of the game during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN//Getty Images)
Coming into the NCAA tournament, another Final Four seemed equally as likely as losing the first weekend for the Louisville Cardinals...
Northern Iowa gave Louisville a run for their money in this game but Louisville’s athleticism was just too much for the Panthers. Terry Rozier connected with Montrezl Harrell on this late alley-oop that included a foul and that dunk basically broke UNI’s back….
Louisville with a big time alley-oop and the foul! #marchmadness https://t.co/XAjYDFnnin
— The Student Section...
Rick Pitino was proud of his team for beating UC Irvine on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament despite a scare, but he’s not delusional about his squad’s abilities. After the Cardinals squeezed out a 57-55 win that came down to the final seconds, Pitino was interviewed by TBS and acknowledged that...Read More
Here goes the University of Louisville again in the NCAA basketball tournament. Bruised and battered, but better for the experience.
The experts predicting this year’s participation will be a short-lived experience for UofL, as if Rick Pitino has not been here 19 times already — exceeding expectations more often than not.
The only dark cloud — and it’s an ominous...
Rick Pitino almost got his wish, with the Key Arena less than two blocks from the Pacific Ocean.
Rick Pitino wanted his University of Louisville basketball team to be placed in the West Regional, especially this season to get away from distractions. The Coach actually predicting a couple of days before the Selection Committee met that they would be sent “somewhere...
The folks at the ACC Digital Network recently put together their top five plays of the season for the Louisville Cardinals. Personally, I would have reordered these, but regardless they’re all great plays.
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Rick Pitino is using much of the extra time between the conference and NCAA tournaments trying to get inside Chinanu Onuaku’s head, knowing the end is near for his University of Louisville basketball team if Onuaku fails to start taking the game seriously.
Despite everything Onuaka has going for him physically, he rarely been a factor in big games, little more than...