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Photo – USA TODAY Russ Smith’s “cold blooded deuce” he drained against Cincinnati on Saturday was the first buzzer beater (in Louisville’s favor) the Cards have had in a while.   With that said, Smith’s dagger conjured up some past heart-pounding moments when a UofL player stepped up in the clutch to bring a win home for the Cards.  We won’t rank them because each game winner was cause enough to celebrate, but here are some that standout…. vs. Tennessee (2001) If you were at this game, it...Continue reading »

(Photo – Jamie Rhodes / USA Today) Terry Rozier sits slumped in front of his locker after yet another Louisville victory, his feet aching from the burn of the hardwood and the strain of playing for one of the most demanding college basketball coaches in the history of the sport. His eyes stay fixed towards the floor, occasionally locking in with a reporter or news anchor who continue their barrage of questions for the rising freshman. Rozier, a Cleveland native, is just 19-years-old and could probably pass for 15 or 16 on most days....Continue reading »

(Photo – Frank Victores / USA Today) VillenHD has come back from his near season-long hiatus (quite literally, he just sprang up out of nowhere with this one) and just dropped one of his best highlights vids in recent memory. Not to be outdone, Crum’s Revenge just released a fantastic Louisville – Cincinnati highlight reel of his own that’s every bit its equal. If the Cards keep winning, hopefully this becomes a recurring theme. VillenHD Crum’s Revenge Louisville 58 vs. Cincinnati 57 from @CrumsRevenge on Vimeo. VN:F...Continue reading »

Photo – AP With the Cards beating Cincinnati on Saturday and winners of six straight, UofL shot up in the rankings of both human polls today.  Louisville (23-4, 12-2) has also made up some ground in the computer polls, most notably the RPI and KenPom.  UofL is currently 27th in the RPI, up 8 spots after the win over UC.  The Cards are 4-4 against the Top 50 while the strength of schedule is ranked 95th.  In the KenPom, Louisville now sits at #2 overall and is 7th in adjusted defense and 17th in adjusted offense.  Every champion...Continue reading »

(Photo – Kim Klement / USA Today) After going 2-0 last week, including wins at home against South Florida (80-54) and on the road at Cincinnati (58-57), the Louisville Cardinals continue to climb their way up both the major polls. The Cards moved from #11 to #7 in the Associated Press poll and from #7 to #4 in the newest set of USA Today rankings. Louisville now holds a record of 23-4 (the exact same record they held at this point last season) and are primed for yet another potential run towards a 1-seed. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating:...Continue reading »

(Photo – Getty Images) After leading Louisville to a pair of huge conference wins in which he averaged 18 points and 7 rebounds, Louisville sophomore forward Montrezl Harrell has been named the American Athletic Conference player of the week. Harrell, who completely took over during Saturday’s season-changing win at Cincinnati and posted a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds, has earned the honor for the first time in his career. In Tuesday’s victory over South Florida, Harrell shot 70% (7-9) from the field and finished...Continue reading »

(Photo  – Associated Press) As far as must-wins go, Saturday’s instant classic (minus the horrific shooting from both sides) has to rank up somewhere near the top for Louisville basketball over the last 6-7 years. On the surface it might sound strange to say that about a team who entered the contest ranked inside the top-12 of both major polls and just a game out of first place in their conference, but their resume was in need of a signature win against a highly-regarded opponent and, in the end, that’s exactly what they...Continue reading »

Photo – USA TODAY sports Teddy has always let his play do the talking, but yesterday at the NFL Combine, he voiced his opinion.  He told the assembled media there that he felt he was the best QB in the draft.  Bridgewater quickly added that he has to prove it with his play and intangibles, but when he’s getting nitpicked about his hands of all things, it was smart of him to state his case. Teddy Bridgewater, formerly of Louisville, was engaging and impressive when he took to the podium to speak to the media. And just like you’d...Continue reading »

GIF – SB Nation UofL got its best win of the season yesterday against the Bearcats, here’s the perspective from Cincinnati: *UC Falls in final seconds to Louisville After the game, Kilpatrick was still trying to come to grips with a call that transpired with 1:30 to play and the Bearcats leading by two. After the ball went out of bounds near the Louisville basket, officials Mark Whitehead, John Gaffney and Tony Chiazza deliberated, then they deliberated some more. They stared at the TV monitor, made a call giving the ball to UC,...Continue reading »

Photo – *It certainly wasn’t pretty, and at times is was frustrating, but in the end, UofL found a way to win in Cincinnati as Russ nailed a jumper with 2.2 seconds left. *The Cards came out with a razor sharp focus and jumped out to a 21-9 lead.  UC countered that with a 10-1 run of their own, cutting UofL’s lead to just 3 at the half. *UofL gave up the lead early in the second half only to take it back and go up 10 with about 8 minutes left.  UC battled back, going up 3 with just a minute and change.  Back-to-back...Continue reading »