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Photo – @American_MBB *If you’re a UConn fan, you’re glad that Louisville will be leaving the league since the Cards have now beaten the Huskies 9 out of the last 10 times they have played, including 5 straight. *The game was never in doubt and the Cards exploited UConn’s frontcourt with the aggressive play from Trez.  The big man muscled his way to another double-double against the Huskies, posting 22 points and 11 rebounds.  In his three games against Connecticut, he’s averaging rather robust numbers of 20...Continue reading »

   Vs        Opponent: UConn Huskies Game Location: FedEx Forum – Memphis, TN Tip Off: 6:00 p.m. Record: 26-7 (12-6) Head Coach: Kevin Ollie (2nd Season) Conference: AAC TV: ESPN with Dave O’Brien, Doris Burke, and Andy Katz on the call Radio: 790 WKRD with Paul Rogers and Doug Ormay on the call Last Meeting: Louisville 81 – UConn 48, March 8th, Louisville Series Record: Louisville leads 10-6; 0-1 in conference tournament championship games (UConn beat UofL 69-66 in the 2011 Big East Tournament) Spread: TBA Starting...Continue reading »

(Photo – Getty Images) Louisville’s made a habit of doing bad things to conference opponents this year, and last night was no exception. The Cards crushed Houston, 94-65, recording their second straight AAC Tournament victory of at least 29 points. Here are some more stats and info as we get set to prepare you for today’s Title game with UConn. TEAM NOTES Louisville has reached the conference tournament finals five of the last six years, winning three tournament titles. It is the 28th time the Cardinals have reached their...Continue reading »

(Photo – Timothy Easley/ AP) I feel like I watch a pretty good amount of college basketball in general, but lately (the past three weeks or so) I’ve paid even more attention to the other teams across the nation and how they’re playing. At the risk of sounding like a complete homer, I just don’t see anybody else playing as well as Louisville. Yes, the meltdown at Memphis is still concerning and the Cards continue to feast on fairly inferior opponents. But, I don’t see any other top tier teams just absolutely dominating...Continue reading »

(Photo – Associated Press) It’s amazing to me that Chris Jones has been able to stay focused through this incredibly trying time, both on and off the court. After all, his brother was shot and murdered just 12 short days ago in Memphis and he continues to push forward, despite the tremendous pain that he and his family are experiencing. Jones did understandably look a bit distracted against Memphis on March 1st, but he’s bounced back nicely since and capped things off with an emotional return to his hometown by dropping 18...Continue reading »

  Vs    Opponent: Houston Cougars Game Location: FedEx Forum – Memphis, TN. Tip Off: 7:00 p.m. Record: 17-15 (8-10) Head Coach: James Dickey (Fourth Season) Conference: AAC TV: ESPNU with Doris Burke and Dave O’Brien on the call Radio: 84-WHAS with Paul Rogers and Doug Ormay on the call Last Meeting: Louisville 77, Houston 62 — Houston, Tx, Feb 5, 2014 Series Record: Louisville leads 15-5 Spread: Louisville – 18.5 Officials: John Higgins, Mark Whitehead and Gerry Pollard Starting Line-ups Louisville Luke Hancock — F  ...Continue reading »

(Photo – Kathy Willens / AP) I couldn’t help but watch yesterday’s games in the American Athletic Conference Tournament and yearn for the old days of the Big East. The crowds were sparse and, quite frankly, there wasn’t any energy in the FedEx Forum until hometown Memphis took the floor at roughly 9:30 p.m. Even the announcers – Mike Patrick and Tim Welsh on one team and Dave O’Brien and Doris Burke on the other – left something to be desired. After all, nothing beats the ball-busting trio of Sean...Continue reading »

Photo – @American_MBB *It was a beatdown from the beginning as the Cards swarmed Rutgers with defense, forcing turnovers and turning them into easy baskets. *UofL held the Scarlet Knights to a season-low 31 points.  RU shot 24% from the floor, made just 12 field goals, and turned the ball over 26 times. *Five Cardinals scored in double figures; Jones had 18, Russ 16, Rozier 14, and Hancock and Harrell had 13 each. *Russ and Chris combined for 34 points, 9 assists, and 8 steals. *SVT didn’t score, but grabbed 10 boards and 4 steals. *UofL...Continue reading »

     Vs        Opponent: Rutgers Scarlet Knights Game Location: FedEx Forum – Memphis, Tn. Tip Off:  3:00 pm (or 20 minutes after the conclusion of the first game) Record: 12-20 (5-13) Head Coach: Eddie Jordan (1st Season) Conference: AAC TV: ESPNU with Dave O’Brien and Doris Burke on the call Radio: 84-WHAS with Paul Rogers & Doug Ormay on the call Last Meeting: Louisville 102, Rutgers 54 – February 16th, 2014 Series History: Louisville leads 12-1 Spread: Louisville – 17 Officials: Mark Whitehead,...Continue reading »

Photo – @UofLFootball Coach Petrino will be roaming the sidelines at UofL in an official capacity once again next Tuesday as spring practice gets underway.  With that said, Sporting News’ lead college football writer Matt Hayes thinks that Petrino will be successful at UofL – again – in relatively short order, even with the move to the ACC. Petrino had Arkansas in the top five — and primed for a run at a national title — before he ran his career into a ditch with some poor off-field decisions. Think about that...Continue reading »

(Anas Osama Mahmoud; Photo – Joshua C. Cruey/Orlando Sentinel) Louisville’s most recent addition to the 2014 recruiting class, 7-1 Egyptian-born PF/C Anas Osama Mahmoud, gives the Cards’ six-man 2014 recruiting class an average height of 6-9.5. Along with Mahmoud, donning Louisville uniforms next season will be 7-2 center Matz Stockman, 6-10 center Chinanu Onuaku, 6-9 PF Jaylen Johnson, 6-8 SF Shaqquan Aaron and 6-1.5 PG Quentin Snider. It may make some fans scratch their heads as to why coach Rick Pitino is stacking his...Continue reading »

(Photo – Kevin Cox / Getty Images) Today’s the day. Not that I didn’t enjoy watching some of the smaller conference’s do their thing, but let’s be honest, the real madness starts now. While schools from the MAAC, Big South, OVC, Ivy, Atlantic Sun, West Coast, Southern and Colonial have all punched their tickets, the big boys from the AAC, ACC, Pac-12, Mountain West, Big East, Big 12 and SEC all begin their respective Tournaments today. To get you ready for the action in the AAC, here’s a couple of previews...Continue reading »

(Photo – Wayne Litmer / Max Preps) For the second straight season the Ballard Bruins will come up short of their ultimate goal: a Kentucky state championship. One year ago the Bruins made it to the Sweet-16 title game only to lose a heart-breaker to Madison Central, 65-64. However, this time the state’s #1 team couldn’t get out of its own Region. In another tough match-up with Trinity, Ballard just didn’t have enough and fell 58-55, as Louisville head coach Rick Pitino looked on from the stands. Pitino, of course, had...Continue reading »