Quick Hitters: #1 Cards Soar Past Huskies in the Second Half

Posted on Jan 14 2013 - 11:14pm by Ethan Moore

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 had 20 tonight, but he missed two dunks.

*Committing stupid fouls is the ONLY thing holding Siva back right now.  As soon as the second half started and he was on the floor, the Cards were a different, and dominant, team. Peyton had 11 points along with 4 assists.  He must be smarter with his aggressiveness because the team needs him on the floor.

*Hancock scored 8 points, the only scoring from the bench this evening.

*The Cards shot 50% from the field (29-58); 31% from 3 (4-13) , and 71% from the FT line (11-15)

*Louisville won the battle of the boards, 33-25

*UofL’s suffocating defense kept UConn shooting just 40% from the field and forced the Huskies into 16 turnovers

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The nation’s best backcourt is ready to party….

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  1. RickJ January 15, 2013 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Just when I was feeling that Russ was slipping back to those Russdiculous days he played with poise and his scoring ability kept our bacon out of the fire until Siva could return. A good win in a tough environment, this team is worthy of its ranking.

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  2. Darren January 15, 2013 at 8:59 am - Reply

    I've heard Trez didn't play much b/c he was sick? True? False? Any official word guys?

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    • RickJ January 15, 2013 at 6:06 pm - Reply

      Pitino said he was losing it from both ends, (a slight paraphrase of his actual words), and decided that he could play but it was better to let him rest.

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