Category Archives: U of L basketball

Montrezl Harrell says he and Louisville are different now

INDIANAPOLIS — Montrezl Harrell is a beast. Louisville’s sophomore forward is averaging 14 points and 8.4 rebounds, shooting 60 percent from the floor and striking fear into the hearts of U of L’s opponent. He was not a beast the … Continue reading

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Rick Pitino and John Calipari together again

INDIANAPOLIS — Two coaches with a long history in the back hall of Lucas Oil Stadium. Never know what you might see in Lucas Oil hallways. pic.twitter.com/pypNun7Apg — Jody Demling (@jdemling) March 27, 2014 Related link: Herald-Leader photo gallery of … Continue reading

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Wayne Blackshear wants to avoid foul trouble

INDIANAPOLIS — Louisville’s Wayne Blackshear played almost a cameo role in that first UK-U of L knockdown back in December. The junior forward out of Chicago picked up two fouls in the game’s first 2:17. He played just 12 minutes. … Continue reading

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Welcome to Indianapolis and the Midwest Region

INDIANAPOLIS — Here is today’s schedule from the Midwest Regional in Indianapolis: Open practices at Lucas Oil Stadium 12:00-12:50 – Tennessee 1:00 – 1:50 – Kentucky 2:30 – 3:00 – Michigan 3:10 – 4:00 – Louisville Press conference schedule 1:00 … Continue reading

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Five things you may have forgotten about first meeting

Here are five things you may have forgotten from the December 28, 2013 game between Kentucky and Louisville in Rupp Arena, won by the Cats 73-66. 1. Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein and James Young each had 10 rebounds. Young matched that … Continue reading

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How the computer guys see Kentucky-Louisville

Here’s a look at how the numbers guys are seeing Friday’s Kentucky-Louisville matchup. Louisville is a consensus five-point favorite over Kentucky, according to Yahoo Sports, which gets its lines from OddsShark. Ken Pomeroy has Louisville ranked No. 3 in his … Continue reading

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Elite programs reach Sweet 16 consistency

No school has advanced to the Sweet 16 each of the past five years. Since John Calipari has arrived on campus, however, Kentucky is one of just four schools that have been to the Sweet 16 four of the past … Continue reading

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Rick Pitino’s perfect Sweet 16 record

In an update of a post we did at pretty much the same time last season, Louisville coach Rick Pitino enters Friday night’s NCAA Tournament Midwest Region semifinal game against Oregon Kentucky with a perfect 10-0 11-0 record in Sweet 16 matchups.

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BBL: Julius Randle, Manhappiness and Vols advance

Big Blue Links for Thursday: Julius Randle leans on long-time mentor for inspiration, instruction Bruce Weber has found Manhappiness at Kansas State  Willie Cauley-Stein almost ended up at Kansas State Some NCAA Tournament notes as the dance begins Youthful Kentucky … Continue reading

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A big, big win for Louisville in Big D

The CBS Sports Network isn’t available on the rolodex of cable channels at the homestead. That’s a disappointment. I would like to have seen Louisville’s 84-71 win at SMU last night. Judging from the box score and reports, the Cards … Continue reading

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