Category Archives: U of L basketball

Montrezl Harrell returning to Louisville

Montrezl Harrell tweeted today that he is returning to Louisville for his junior season. Been on my mind heavy but I love the feeling of being a Louisville cardinal an I will be wearing this for the next yr pic.twitter.com/xuOGr4nsc3 … Continue reading

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The class act that is Louisville’s Russ Smith

INDIANAPOLIS — Besides the big win last night at Lucas Oil Stadium, Kentucky fans are talking a lot this morning about Louisville guard Russ Smith and in a most positive light.

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Rick Pitino: “We had some bad breaks down the stretch”

INDIANAPOLIS — For Louisville coach Rick Pitino, his team’s loss to Kentucky in the Midwest Region semifinal came down to a couple of issues. “We were up seven before the go and 5:39 and we had some bad breaks down … Continue reading

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Media member who nailed first game, picks UK again

INDIANAPOLIS — When Kentucky played host to Louisville back in December at Rupp Arena, I polled over seventy media members to get their prediction for the annual rivalry game. Only one hit the outcome — Kentucky 73, Louisville 66 — … Continue reading

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Kentucky-Louisville stats comparisons

INDIANAPOLIS – Let’s take a look at the team stats for Kentucky and Louisville heading into tonight’s win-or-go-home match at Lucas Oil Stadium. Louisville is the better shooting team, both overall (47.0 percent to 45.2) and from three-point range (37.0 … Continue reading

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The numbers: Russ Smith versus Kentucky

INDIANAPOLIS — You don’t have to be a Basketball Bennie to know that Louisville’s Russ Smith will be a key tonight at Lucas Oil Stadium. The senior from Brooklyn was the Midwest Region’s Most Outstanding Player last year right here … Continue reading

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BBL: Death Stars, thaws and Kentucky-Louisville

Big Blue Links for Friday: A fierce rivalry divides a state united by basketball, writes Trip Gabriel of the New York Times. “With ‘House Divided’ license plates showing the mascots for each school, a proclamation by the governor that Friday … Continue reading

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Willie Cauley-Stein gives Russ Smith scouting report

INDIANAPOLIS — Russ Smith is Louisville’s heart and soul, the senior guard leading the Cards in scoring at 18.1 points per game. The New York native is also the reigning Midwest Region most Outstanding Player, leading the Cards to the … Continue reading

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Back in December, Luke Hancock wasn’t Luke Hancock

INDIANAPOLIS — Luke Hancock wasn’t quite right for the game in Lexington. His off-season had been spent rehabbing a groin injury. Then he sprained an ankle in the early part of Louisville’s campaign. When the 2013 Final Four’s Most Outstanding … Continue reading

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Louisville’s press conference transcript from Indy

INDIANAPOLIS — Transcript from Louisville’s time on the podium today at the NCAA Midwest Regional. THE MODERATOR: We have the University of Louisville student‑athletes Luke Hancock and Russ Smith. Q. For both Russ and Luke, how much different is this … Continue reading

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