Category Archives: U of L basketball

Random notes for Thursday night

A few random notes: UK freshman Tyler Ulis suffered a sprained ankle in a pick-up game and has his foot in a precautionary boot. Mark Emmert stuck to the script while testifying at the O’Bannon Trial today. Former Louisville guard … Continue reading

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BBL: Rupp re-do gone wrong; Randle impresses Jazz

Big Blue Links for Thursday: Citing UK’s lack of support, Lexington mayor Jim Gray suspends Rupp Arena renovation project. Rupp will need an upgrade at some point, but now is not the time. Kentucky beats out UConn for a Top … Continue reading

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Throwback Tuesday: Rick Pitino and Hubie Brown

I know, you are supposed to do this on Throwback Thursday. But SI.com’s Andy Gray retrieved this picture from the magazine’s vault today. Knicks assistant Rick Pitino and head coach Hubie Brown talk during a 1983 preseason practice at Upsala … Continue reading

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BBL: John Wall and Wizards beat Bulls and critics

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: John Wall and the Washington Wizards beat Chicago in Chicago for the second straight game, this time in overtime, to take a 2-0 lead over the Bulls in the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs. Speaking of … Continue reading

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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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