Monthly Archives: March 2013
By Justin Renck:
Louisville vs Duke. Pitino vs Krzykewski. A Final Four berth on the line. It doesn’t get much better than this! On Sunday around 5:05 pm, the Cards and Blue Devils will tip-off in Indianapolis, with the winner moving on to Atlanta in the Final Four. Back on November 21 of this season, these teams met in the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas, with Duke winning 76-71. Duke pretty much has the same team and plays the same way. The Cards are certainly a different team.
Meet The Opponent- Duke Blue Devils
- Besides Cincinnati and UCLA, Duke is the only other school to make 5 consecutive Final Four appearances.
- Coach Mike Krzyzewski is the winningest coach in NCAA Basketball history, amounting a win total of 927 games beginning at the start of this year.
- This is Duke’s 19th time in the Elite Eight, last going in 2010 where they beat Butler in the NCAA Championship game.
- Coach K is an astounding 11-1 in Regional Championship games. With a win tomorrow he ties John Wooden (UCLA) for most all-time Final Fours
Post Game Wrap Up
Coming into the game, coach Rick Pitino knew that this Oregon team was highly under seeded. Starting out the game, Louisville forced turnovers early and attacked the paint, with all 10 of their first points coming from the paint. Peyton Siva was in early foul trouble and had to sit down. It appeared that the Cardinals would struggle without Siva, however it was the opposite. The Louisville bench stepped up and players like Kevin Ware and Luke Hancock filled in the gap, as the Cards got up to a 24-8 lead early. As time ticked down, Oregon began to chop away at the lead. The Ducks went into the locker room, starving for a sign of life, down 45-31.
Here is the video of Doug Gottlieb’s “joke” on Thursday evening. Was this awkward or what?
Meet The Opponents- Oregon Ducks
Cardinal Pregame Event and Pep Rally
Time: 4:00 – 6:45 PM Location: Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, Regency Ballroom, One South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN Join fellow alumni and fans on Friday, March 29 at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis for a pregame party and pep rally when the Overall #1 seeded Louisville Cardinals take on the Oregon Ducks. Joey Wagner will emcee and the UofL Pep Band, Cheerleaders, Lady Birds and Louie the Cardinal will make appearances. The NCAA games will be shown in the room during the event. Tickets are $27 per person in advance and $30 at the door. Includes pregame meal. Cash Bar. Register online or call 800-813-8635 or 502-852-6186.
Yep, that is what Travis Waldron thinks. Check out this nice little article that he wrote and decide for yourself. Basically, UK does it right, and UofL does it wrong. What do you think??? Here is the link to the site, but I have posted the article below. Pay attention to where he graduated from…
Travis Waldron is a reporter/blogger for ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Travis grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and holds a BA in journalism and political science from the University of Kentucky. Before coming to ThinkProgress, he worked as a press aide at the Health Information Center and as a staffer on Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway’s 2010 Senate campaign. He also interned at National Journal’s Hotline and was a sports writer and political columnist at the Kentucky Kernel, the University of Kentucky’s daily student newspaper.