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(Photo – Associated Press) After losing 2 of its past 4 previous games, the Louisville basketball team struggled to beat a good (not great) SMU basketball team at home by a score of just 71-63. That game, played a little over a week ago, marked the team’s 4th lowest point total of the season, and while the Cards finished the game with 16 assists, they also...Continue reading »

(Photo – Kim Klement / USA Today) Since dropping that disappointing home game to Memphis on January 9th, Louisville has looked like a completely different team. There’s just no other way around it. They’ve beaten a pair of quality teams in SMU and Connecticut and they’ve absolutely dominated their other two opponents, Houston and now South Florida....Continue reading »

Photo – AP *Louisville played a pretty good game – especially being on the road – but man, USF sucks royally.  After the first television time-out they basically quit caring.  People clean their toilets with more enthusiasm than the Bulls played with. *UofL tied their own AAC record for margin of victory (39) with their bludgeoning of the Bulls. *UofL...Continue reading »

     Vs    Opponent: South Florida Bulls Game Location: Sun Dome – Tampa, Florida Tip Off: 7:07 pm Record: 10-8 (1-4) Head Coach: Stan Heath (7th Season) Conference: AAC TV: ESPNU with Jason Benetti and Tim Welsh on the call Radio: 84-WHAS with Paul Rogers & Doug Ormay on the call Last Meeting: Louisville 59, USF 41 – February 17, 2013 Series History:...Continue reading »

ESPN.com released its college basketball power rankings for week 12 and the Louisville Cardinals checked in at #14, up seven spots from last week (#21). With the move the Cards, along with Michigan, were one of two teams that saw the biggest jumps. Below is the Louisville blurb and the rankings can be viewed right here. 14 Louisville 16-3 7 Last Week: 21 114 Until...Continue reading »

(Photo – David Butler / USA Today Sports)   To be a top ten team or not to be a top ten team. That’s the question. Err, something like that. The fact of the matter is, one quick scan across the landscape of college basketball’s various rating /ranking systems shows some interesting peaks and valleys for the Louisville Cardinals. How can one team...Continue reading »

Photo – zimbio.com Now that about half of the season is complete, people have started to compare the numbers of Mangok’s freshman campaign to that of Gorgui’s.  Both players had the same slender build during their first year of action for the Cards.  Both were raw offensively and somewhat lost on defense as they learned their way through the rough...Continue reading »

Photo – AP It looks as though former troubled Cardinal Chane Behanan has found a new home in Fort Collins, Colorado.  The 6’6 forward visited Colorado State over the weekend and was in attendance for the Rams win over Air Force.  Nothing is official, but it appears he’s leaning closer to transferring to CSU.  Behanan, whose 15-point, 12-rebound performance...Continue reading »

Photo – USA TODAY *From the opening tip UofL came out focused and ready to play as the Cards picked up their first resume-worthy win in Storrs last night in front of a sold-out crowd of 10,167. *UofL has now won 7 of the last 8 against UConn; the lone loss was in the 2011 Big East Tournament championship. *Louisville improved to 5-3 in ESPN College GameDay games,...Continue reading »

Photo – UofL athletics The Cards put together a dominating performance against Houston last night and the team seems to be on the verge of finding its way.  But with Louisville still in search of its first notable win of the season, is the American better off because of it?  Sports Illustrated’s Brian Hamilton thinks so as he discussed Cincinnati’s...Continue reading »

   Vs        Opponent: UConn Huskies Game Location: Gampel Pavilion — Storrs, Ct. Tip Off: 9:05 p.m. Record: 14-3 (2-2) Head Coach: Kevin Ollie (2nd Season) Conference: AAC TV: ESPN with Dan Shulman and Dick Vitale on the call; Shannon Spake is the sideline reporter Radio: 84-WHAS with Paul Rogers and Doug Ormay on the call Last Meeting: Louisville 73,...Continue reading »

Photo – UofL athletics *This squad came out from the start playing loose and having fun and the direct result of that was hot shooting and crisp passing.  Before the SMU game, the team and coaches got together and made the statement that they were done comparing themselves to last year’s champions.  That kind of play continued against Houston. *Welcome back...Continue reading »

  Vs  Opponent: Houston Cougars Game Location: KFC YUM! Center — Louisville, Ky. Tip Off: 7 p.m. Record: 10-6 (2-1) Head Coach: James Dickey (Fourth Season) Conference: AAC TV: CBS Sports Network with Dave Ryan, Pete Gillen, and Evan Washburn on the call Radio: 84-WHAS with Paul Rogers and Bob Valvano on the call Last Meeting: Houston 70, Louisville 67 —...Continue reading »