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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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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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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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Scouting report: Louisville’s Russ Smith

This is part of a series previewing some of the key players in today’s Kentucky-Louisville game. Russ Smith retuns to Russ Arena today, the venue where he has scored 82 points in three games. Smith scored 30 in the game … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links for UK versus U of L eve

Big Blue Links and notes for Friday: – Jerry Tipton writes on Julius Randle, saying the UK forward is well-armed for double duty vs. Louisville. Kenny Walker compares Randle to Tim Duncan. The mentioning of Duncan should evoke vivid memories … Continue reading

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BBL: Marcus Lee impressing at UK practices

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: – Eric Lindsey of CoachCal.com has a practice report in which he says he is most impressed with Marcus Lee. Eric writes, “I know Marcus Lee was a McDonald’s All-American. I know he was one … Continue reading

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Darius Miller and Russ Smith are hooping together

This from our good friend Kent Spencer with one champion to another: Camp One at Hoops in Louisville… Cards (Russ Smith) and Cats (Darius Miller) living together… mass hysteria pic.twitter.com/fymFsQvfbh — Kent Spencer (@WHAS11Kent) June 24, 2013

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Dick Vitale says Kentucky still No. 1

My column this morning argues that the return of Russ Smith puts Louisville right there with Kentucky in the debate who will be the pre-season No. 1 college basketball team next season. Dick Vitale isn’t buying it. The Hall of … Continue reading

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Video: Rick Pitino talks about Russ Smith staying

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Russ Smith staying at Louisville

As expected, Louisville’s Russ Smith will stay for his senior year at U of L. After initially talking about putting his name into the NBA draft, the guard announced today that he will stay in school. Russ Smith staying at … Continue reading

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