The ACC tourney kicked off yesterday with the four lowest seeds battling it out. With that, here’s a quick team-by-team capsule of each team heading into the meat of the tournament tomorrow, courtesy of the Raleigh News & Observer. No. 4 Louisville Record: 24-7 overall, 12-6 ACC Coach: Rick Pitino (0-0 ACC tournament) Key player: Senior forward Wayne Blackshear (10.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg) Key question: Can Louisville score enough to stick around until Friday? Plus: Louisville’s almost like Diet Virginia. Plenty of grit and determination...Continue reading »
Join us today at 6:00 on 93.9 The Ville for our ACC Tournament preview show. The guys will recap the thrilling victory over Virginia and look ahead to this week’s tournament. Mike Hughes of insidetheville.com will join us to break down the ACC tourney and give us the scoop on the two new football commitments. Give us your thoughts and predictions at 815-0939 and on twitter @LvilleSprtsLive. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...
With the ACC Tournament pairings set, it’s time to take a look at the projected outcomes, advancement probabilities, and odds to win the tournament. To do this I apply Jeff Sagarin’s Predictor Ratings to each of the matchups to determine a projected winner and margin of victory. (The Predictor Ratings are one of four ratings that Sagarin publishes daily at USAToday.com and are designed for predicting the outcomes of future games.) Once we know the projected margin of victory for a game, we can assign a win probability. The...Continue reading »
Here is a sampling of stories covering UofL’s thrilling upset win over No.2 Virginia…. *Improbable shot lifts Louisville Not to suggest the No. 2 Cavaliers shouldn’t learn from Saturday night’s 59-57 setback at No. 16 Louisville. They were a step slow defensively for the opening 10 minutes, unusually loose with the ball throughout and outrebounded for only the seventh time this season. Fail to correct those flaws moving forward and forget about a second consecutive ACC tournament championship and/or a Final Four run. But all...Continue reading »
*If the first meeting between these two squads was a snoozefest, Saturday’s clash was anything but. The 22, 788 fans who packed the Yum! were rowdy all game long and received a ton of praise from Coach P and the players after the game ended. It was easily the best atmosphere of the season and it was punctuated by Mangok’s clutch shot. *Trez had another monster game – a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds. He was the first player to score 20 points and have over 10 boards against UVa this season. *Terry didn’t...Continue reading »
The red and white are new pic.twitter.com/xejCLrxHWi @dcjames5 @_EthanMoore @Dreese18 @dezfitz8 — Phil Hecken (@PhilHecken) March 7, 2015 We are in the middle of ‘Junior Day’ at UofL as the coaching staff is hosting several top Junior recruiting targets on campus. Through several of the prospects’ tweets, we have seen a different design of the uniform. There looks to be some silver around the numbers in addition to the Cardinal bird head on the pants, similar to one the Cards wore against Florida State. Your thoughts? VN:F...Continue reading »
You can never get enough UofL football – even in the middle of March Madness. So, to get your fix, take some time to peruse the ACC Spring Football Prospectus. It’s full of info, stats, and other goodies to hold you over until spring ball. #ACCFootball fans, get a sneak peek at the 2015 season with the Spring Prospectus: http://t.co/GQCuPwv2W7 pic.twitter.com/SJpeC1zHYd — ACC Football (@theACCfootball) March 5, 2015 VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 5.3/10 (3 votes cast)...
On this episode, the guys spoke about the disappointing loss to Notre Dame and look ahead to the Virginia tilt and the ACC Tournament. They also welcomed on JucoRecruiting.com’s Brad Winton and CBS Sports’ Bracketologist Jerry Palm. With Brad: -The complete scouting report on JUCO standouts Mychal Mulder and Teyvon Myers -Who would be the best fit for Louisville -If/when they plan on visiting -How serious Louisville is in their recruiting efforts; will they offer? *You listen to the podcast hour #1 (with Brad Winton) HERE *iPod/iPad...Continue reading »