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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