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  One of the most improbable and unthinkable NCAA runs by a Rick Pitino-coached team came to an abrupt end Sunday afternoon when Louisville quite literally shot themselves out of a potential third Final Four in the past four seasons. The Cards jumped out to an impressive 40-32 lead over Michigan State at halftime, but as he tends to do, Spartans coach Tom Izzo made brilliant halftime adjustments, and Louisville simply could not counter. After shooting 53% in the first half on 17-32 shooting, Louisville made just six field goals the remainder...Continue reading »

  A poor outside shooting team with virtually no depth, no offensive production from the center position, and who dismissed their starting point guard late in the season is all of the sudden one game away from the Final Four. Despite all the frustrating performances throughout the season, poor ball movement, and lack of development from a young bench, Louisville coach Rick Pitino has worked a coaching miracle. He somehow has this group of misfits into legitimate national championship contenders. Make no mistake, a month ago, this team...Continue reading »

Here’s a sampling of some national and NC State specific stories on Louisville’s win over the Wolfpack. *Video: ESPN’s Andy Katz spoke to Coach P after the game. *The AP recap on the Cards’ win. Before the game, Pitino promised a surprise and Gill delivered in spades. Gill, who averaged 9.5 minutes and 2.4 points during the season, hit a runner and a 3 from the right corner in a span of a minute as Louisville regained the lead late in a seesaw game. He followed with a baseline drive for a 62-57 lead with 3:33 left. Lacey...Continue reading »

*Louisville wasn’t as crisp offensively as they were against UNI, but used a masterful defensive plan to beat NC State to advance to the Elite 8. *Under Pitino, UofL has been to the Elite 8 in 2005, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, and 2015. *Louisville has been to 14 Elite 8s, which is 6th most nationally. *This was Louisville’s 75th win in the NCAA Tournament. *Coach Pitino is now 12-1 (6-1 at Louisville) in Sweet 16 games.  Five of those six wins while at UofL have been by double digits. *Coach P is 7-4 (3-2 at Louisville) in Regional...Continue reading »

Here are some interesting numbers with Louisville being in the Sweet 16 (again): *Louisville’s 21 Sweet 16 appearances are 4th most all-time *UofL’s 74 NCAA Tournament wins are the 6th most all-time *UofL and Michigan State both have made the Sweet 16 four straight times *The Cards are 51-9 in the NCAA Tournament when they are the higher seed *UofL is 4-2 vs. the 8 seed all-time *UofL is 18-9 all-time as a 4 seed *Coach Pitino is 52-17 in the NCAA Tournament (including 26-10 at Louisville) *Louisville has been to the NCAA Tournament...Continue reading »

Here are some stories as we approach Friday night’s Cards-Wolfpack clash…. *The C-J’s Jeff Greer discusses the ever-changing season that UofL has experienced. “Our defense is definitely not how it was last year or in previous years,” sophomore guard Terry Rozier said. “He had every right to be frustrated … (but) we’ve come a long way.” Before the season began, Pitino was earnest in his assessment of Louisville. It was hard to tell at the time if he was speaking with his usual level of hyperbole,...Continue reading »

The guys brought on the UofL beat writer Jeff Greer of the C-J and the NC State lead reporter Joe Giglio of the Raleigh, NC News & Observer to break down the Sweet 16 match-up. Topics Discussed: -What Louisville needs to do to beat the Wolfpack; the potential winning game plan -The thrilling win over UNI -An overview of the Cards’ play in the NCAA Tournament -UofL getting better play from the role players -The latest depth chart two days into to spring football *You can listen HERE *iPod/iPad users or if you have trouble accessing...Continue reading »

LSL is back on its regular time slot this week at 6:00 on 93.9 The Ville talking all things UofL athletics.  The guys will recap Louisville’s highly successful first weekend in the tournament and look ahead to the NC State Sweet 16 re-match.  We’ll talk to the C-J’s Jeff Greer to get the UofL perspective and Joe Giglio, the Wolfpack beat writer from the Raleigh News & Observer.  As always, we want you to be a part of the show, so hit us up at 815-0939 and on twitter @LvilleSprtsLive. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating:...Continue reading »

Video courtesy of our friends at Coach P met with the media and discussed the evolution of his team as the Cards prepare to head out to Syracuse. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (2 votes cast)...

Here are some of the bright spots in the first day of spring ball…. “It was a good first day,” Petrino said. “We made mistakes out there and have a ways to go, but I liked the effort. We need to get better tomorrow during practice.” The Cardinals did a lot of individual drills on the first day, and ended practice with a lot of team work. Petrino also put emphasis on special teams, especially the punting game. One area that stood out during practice was the wide receiver position. The Cardinals lost most of their...Continue reading »

See ball. See ball get dunked 240,082 times. See Montrezl Harrell smile. #MarchMadness — NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 23, 2015 CBS put together this neat video looking at the the wide variety of dunks from two of the best in UofL’s storied history.  This is a must-watch. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (2 votes cast)...

In today’s college climate, it’s all about the money.  For the ACC, having five of the Sweet 16 teams still in the big dance equals quite a hefty payday for the league. The NCAA pays conferences for the performances of their teams in a tournament over a six-year time period beginning in the following year. Teams earn a unit per game played with the exception of the championship game, which is not included. Next year’s units are worth $260,525 each and will increase in value over the next five years they are collected through...Continue reading »

Louisville is in the Sweet 16 for the 4th straight year and 21st time overall.  Here’s what the national and Northern Iowa media are saying: *The AP story on the Cards’ win (with highlight video) Early exit or Final Four — Louisville coach Rick Pitino said he wouldn’t be surprised by either this season. Well, how `bout another Sweet 16 for the Cardinals, a team the coach doesn’t compare with his best but refuses to give up on, either. Terry Rozier had 25 points and seven assists, and Pitino coaxed the undermanned,...Continue reading »