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The Breakdown – Wake Forest Edition   Getting to know the Demon Deacons:  Head Coach: Danny Manning  Record: 9-3   The Demon Deacons and head coach Danny Manning begin ACC play on the road against Louisville in the KFC Yum Center on Sunday. Wake last played on Tuesday night against LSU in Baton Rouge, a game they won.   The Front Court: This Wake Forest team is built around the strength of the front court. They are a big physical group with great athleticism. Devin Thomas, a 6’9” 245lb Senior Forward leads this group. He has started all 12 games for the Demon Deacons and leads the team in scoring with 16.6 points per game. Thomas is also pulling down 10.2 rebounds per game and has 23 blocks on the year. Adding to the great play in the front court is Sophomore Forward Dinos Mitoglou. The 6’10” big man has also started all 12 games for Wake Forest this season. Mitoglou is 3rd on the team in scoring, averaging 12.2 points per game and shooting 43% from the field. In a late game situation this is not the guy you want to foul. Mitoglou is an 86% free throw shooter which leads the team. He has also added 12 blocks to his stat line. Greg McClinton rounds out the front court for Wake Forest. The 6’7” RS Sophomore is adding 5.7 points per game and shooting 56%.   The Back Court: Freshman star Bryant Crawford has been leading the charge this season. The 6’3” guard was one one of the top point guards in the 2015 class. He was the 2014-2015 DC Gatorade Player of the Year and rated #18 PG by ESPN. So far this season Crawford is shooting 39% from the field and 42% from behind the arc. Crawford is scoring 13.9 points per game but his most impressive stat might be his team leading 53 assists. That kind of unselfish play is not something you typically see from a freshman especially one as highly touted as Crawford. Returning to the back court, Sophomore guard Mitchell Wilbekin. Brother of former Florida star Scottie Wilbekin, Mitchell started 26 games as a freshman and led the team in free throw percentage and 3 point percentage. His numbers are down slightly this season as he is only averaging 9 points per game but I credit a lot of that to the emergence of Bryant Crawford.   Wake Forest vs. LSU The Demon Deacons had four players in double figures led by 19 points from Bryant Crawford. Wake won the rebound battle 40-33 . The Decs were able to welcome back senior Guard Codi Miller-McIntyre. He missed the first 8 games due to a fractured foot. With the 77-71 victory Wake improved to 7-0 in games decided by 6 points or less.   Louisville vs. Wake Forest Allow me to start out by issuing a huge congratulations to Card Nation. We made it through that terrible home slate and have finally reached ACC play. Enjoy. Now on to Wake. This is a very good team with lots of talent. Head Coach Danny Manning has got his guys in his system now and they’re thriving. This team has size and strength down low and can control the boards. The guards are skilled and unselfish. They pass well and can score in bunches. Wake has wins over Indiana, #25 UCLA and LSU and an 8 point loss to #6 Xavier. For Louisville to win this game they will need to first win the rebound battle. Both these team are top 50 in the country in total rebounds per game. It will be a war down low all night and that brings me to my next point. The Cards need to avoid foul trouble in the front court. Its going to be physical and that’s fine, but they will need to play smart. Defensively, Louisville needs to press and apply pressure early and often. Wake Forest is an abysmal 303rd in the nation in turnovers per game averaging 14.9. This will be a tight back and forth match up however I think Louisville is better defensively and that will prove to be the difference maker. Cards Win. 78-73.   Who’s got the Edge? Offense: Louisville  Defense: Louisville Impact Player(s): Bryant Crawford (Wake), Damion Lee (UofL) Player(s) to Watch: Devin Thomas (Wake), Chinanu Onuaku (UofL) VN:F...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Texas A&M Edition   Getting to know the Aggies: Head Coach: Kevin Sumlin Offensive Coordinator: Jake Spavital Defensive Coordinator: John Chavis Record: 8-4   Entering this Music City Bowl matchup against Louisville, Texas A&M must feel in certain ways that they’re looking in a mirror. The Aggies, like the Cardinals, had an up and...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Kentucky Edition Getting to know the Wildcats: Head Coach: John Calipari Conference: SEC Record: 9-2   The Wildcats head into...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Billy Minardi Classic Edition Game 1: Louisville vs. UMKC Head Coach: Kareem Richardson Conference: WAC Record: 7-4 (1-4 away) The Kangaroos are led by former Louisville assistant Kareem Richardson. The Front Court: Darius Austin – 6’6” 220lbs. Forward/Guard. The sophomore has started all 11 games for UMKC and is averaging 26.5 minutes per game...Continue reading »

LSL comes to you on a different night this week  – 6:30 tonight on 93.9 The Ville – as we will serve as the unofficial Pregame show to get...Continue reading »

With the CFB Playoff, Power 5 schools are becoming even richer than before.  According to, there are now 28 schools who belong to the $100-million...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Western Kentucky Getting to know the Hilltoppers: Head Coach: Ray Harper Conference: Conference USA Record: 6-4 (0-2 away) The Western...Continue reading »

If you are a Louisville fan as well as a Star Wars fan, December 2015 is a pretty fantastic month for you. The Cards’ basketball team looks great...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Kennesaw State Getting to know the Eagles: Head Coach: Al Skinner Conference: Atlantic Sun Record: 3-8 (0-6 on the road) Another bird...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Eastern Michigan Edition Getting to know the Eagles: Head Coach: Rob Murphy Conference: MAC Record: 6-3 Head Coach Rob Murphy has a...Continue reading »

LSL is back tonight at 6:00 on 93.9 The Ville talking all things UofL football, basketball, and recruiting.  The guys will talk to Athlon Sports’...Continue reading »

The Louisville Cardinals will head to Nashville to take on the Texas A&M Aggies in the Music City Bowl on December 30th. Lets take a quick look at...Continue reading »

LSL comes to you on a different night this week at 6:00 on 93.9 The Ville.  The guys will recap the Michigan State game as well as give you their thoughts...Continue reading »