According to PremierBall.com, Shaqquan Aaron, a 6’8 SG out of Santa Ana, Ca., will visit Louisville on February 2nd. Aaron is a five-star prospect and his best offers include Louisville, UCLA, Arizona, Syracuse, UConn, Kansas, and Georgetown. Louisville has been recruiting Aaron for a while now. Wyking Jones has made multiple trips to the west coast to pay him a visit. Aaron, with his size, is a triple-double every night. Last week, his statline was 26 points, 8 assists, and 9 rebounds. Aaron is the type who could really thrive in Pitino’s system. Shaqquan...Continue reading »
Russ was a one-man scoring machine in the first half *The Cards acted like the nation’s #1 team in the second half, clamping down on defense and getting out in transition on offense *Russ ended his slump, keeping the Cards in the game in the first half with 15 points, and finished with 23 *Gorgui had 16 rebounds to go along with 6 points *Chane Behanan was extremely patient – got the ball only three times in the first half – and closed out the second frame with aggressive play en route to a 16-point, 9-rebound, 5-assist performance. He should have...Continue reading »
For the first time in school history, the University of Louisville men’s basketball program is ranked #1 in the nation in the regular season. Both the ESPN and USA Today polls were released a little while ago and Louisville claimed the top spot in both. The only other time the program has held a #1 ranking was following the Big East run of 2009 when they were named the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. Now, a couple of thoughts before moving on: 1. This is a nice accomplishment. And it should be enjoyed and it certainly looks good for recruiting and branding...Continue reading »
Vs Opponent: UConn Huskies Game Location: XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut Tip Off: 7:00 Record: 12-3 (2-1) Head Coach: Kevin Ollie (1st season) TV: ESPN with Sean McDonough, Bill Raftery and Jay Bilas calling the action Radio: 790 WKRD (joined in action on WHAS-84) with Paul Rogers & Bob Valvano calling the action Spread:Cards -7 Officials:Karl Hess, Pat Driscoll, Doug Shows Projected Starting Line-up’s Louisville C Gorgui Dieng, 6’11”, 235 pounds PF Chane Behanan, 6’6”, 250 pounds F Wayne Blackshear, 6’5”, 230 pounds G...Continue reading »
The last (and only) time the Cards were ranked #1 in the AP, they won three games, before losing to Michigan State in the Elite 8 in 2009 With Louisville likely to take the top spot in today’s poll, it would mark just the second time in school history that UofL would be #1. Additionally, the Cards have never been #1 during the regular season. Despite that, as you well know, UofL has been a mainstay in the AP Poll through the duration of the program. Here’s a look inside the numbers: Times ranked in the AP Poll – 539 (6th all-time) Times ranked...Continue reading »
UofL is quickly becoming a second option for some UF players as DB Willie Bailey joined former Gators Adrian Bushell, Gerald Christian, and Robert Clark in transferring to Louisville. The 6’2 175 ib. DB orginally committed to Miami before enrolling at Florida. The 3-star prospect had offers from schools like North Carolina, Tennessee, and South Florida as well. He red-shirted at UF, but he will have to sit out and play in UofL’s inaugural season in the ACC. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (3 votes cast)...
UofL’s point guard of the future, Chris Jones, is having an incredible season to date. His team, Northwest Florida State, is 17-1 and ranked #7 in the nation. That ranking is sure to rise because the Raiders beat the #1 team this week 80-65 as the UofL signee led the way with 18 points. NWFS followed that win by beating Pensacola State 73-69 as Jones led the way again with 25 points. So far this season, the 5’11 Jones is averaging 23 points (in 23 minutes), 5 rebounds and 4 assists per game while shooting 44% from the floor, 70% from the line, and...Continue reading »
(Yeah…that ankle seems okay) I keep trying to remind myself this is just South Florida. Plus, it was at home. I should not be this excited about this team after beating a team like…well…THAT. Yet, here I am, trying to think of any team right now that the Cardinals could not beat. I cannot think of any. NC State beat Duke today. Soundly. Sure, they did not have Ryan Kelly. U of L did not have Gorgui for a while, either (see Jason Anderson tweet), but we still looked great. Michigan is great, and Trey Burke is arguably the best point guard in college...Continue reading »