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Category Archives: Basketball

Akoy Agau Will Transfer From Louisville

Photo: 247 Sports

Photo: 247 Sports

WDRB’s Eric Crawford has confirmed that sophomore forward Akoy Agau will transfer from the University of Louisville.

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Montrezl Harrell: We weren’t ready to play

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

If you haven’t seen it by now, here is video of Montrezl Harrell in the locker room after the UNC Wilmington game. Trez pretty much lays it all out there and says that the team was not prepared to play and guys were not taking things seriously for this game. He said that there is no time for egos and that when you step onto the court, leave all of your off the court problems somewhere else.

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Louisville vs UNC Wilmington Highlights

An ugly win is better than any kind of loss. Go Cards!

Cards Ready to Take on UNC Wilmington in Billy Minardi Classic

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

On Sunday evening, the 4th ranked Louisville Cardinals (8-0) will return to action in the 13th Annual Billy Minardi Classic, which honors Rick Pitino’s late brother-in-law who died in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. This year the Cards will face UNC Wilmington (3-2), who are coached by former UofL assistant Kevin Keatts. He was with UofL for 3 seasons.

Louisville enters the game as heavy favorites, I believe by around 28 points or so. But in just five games this season, the Seahawks of UNC Wilmington have scored over 100 points twice already. They beat VMI 110-93 and St. Andrews 105-47. Their last game was on December 3, so they have had 11 days to prepare for this game.

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Free Shipping on UofL Gear

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FansCloset.com is currently offering FREE SHIPPING on Louisville Cardinals merchandise! Just enter the code “CSZROCKS” at checkout for the deal. They still have a lot of men’s basketball National Championship apparel for anywhere from 20-50% off. That is a steal. You can never have too much National Championship stuff!

Louisville vs Indiana Highlights

Cards Defeat Hoosiers 94-74 in MSG; Quick Thoughts

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

You love the picture, don’t deny it…

Well that certainly was an entertaining game on a late Tuesday night. Indiana shot lights out for a half, but couldn’t keep up as the Cards hit them with their signature “boom” in the second half and pulled away with a 20 point victory. The 4th ranked Cardinals moved to 8-0 on the season and Indiana fell to 7-2.

The trio of Montrezl Harrell, Chris Jones, and Terry Rozier were phenomenal. They combined for 71 points, only being outscored by 3 by the whole Indiana team. Here are some of my quick reactions from right after the game…

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Shaqquan Aaron Can Make His Debut on December 20

Photo: Scout.com

Photo: Scout.com

Finally got news on Shaqquan Aaron. This is the official press release from UofL:

Dec. 9, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville freshman guard Shaqquan Aaron can make his debut with the Cardinals’ men’s basketball team on Dec. 20 when U of L plays at Western Kentucky.

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Louisville up to #4 in both Basketball Polls

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

This week’s AP and USA Today Coaches polls were released on Monday, and the Louisville Cardinals climbed up to #4 in both.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kentucky (64) 9-0 1,600
2 Duke 8-0 1,518
3 Arizona 8-0 1,486
4 Louisville 7-0 1,319
5 Wisconsin 8-1 1,316
6 Virginia 9-0 1,285
7 Villanova 8-0 1,173
8 Texas 7-1 1,155
9 Gonzaga 7-1 1,145
10 Kansas 6-1 1,083
11 Wichita St 5-1 929
12 Ohio State 6-1 808
13 Utah 6-1 717
14 Iowa State 5-1 668
15 Butler 7-1 593
16 Oklahoma 5-2 557
17 Washington 7-0 428
18 San Diego St 6-2 390
19 Maryland 8-1 370
20 Miami (FL) 8-1 359
21 North Carolina 6-2 350
22 West Virginia 8-1 313
23 Northern Iowa 8-0 232
24 St. John’s 6-1 211
25 Notre Dame 8-1 200

Bring a Toy to Tonight’s FIU Basketball Game for Kyle’s Korner

Former Card Kyle Kuric’s charity, “Kyle’s Korner for Kids,” is once again asking fans to donate toys at a Louisville men’s basketball game. This year, the game for Kyle’s Korner donations is tonight against FIU. Mangok Mathiang and Anas Mahmoud will deliver the toys to Kosair and to the Home of the Innocents.

Top 3 Montrezl Dunks vs Ohio State

Just Trezl doing Trezl things.

Video Highlights: Louisville vs Ohio State

55 Season 2 Episode 12

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This week on 55…………

We talk Kyle Bolin…yes Kyle Bolin. Basketball gears up for a big showdown with Ohio State. This week in Cardinal Athletics brings us to the end of another season and find out who made the All ACC teams in football. So without further adieu, get ready for the ride. Without further interruption, here are the things from this week that stood out to me the most. The most ridiculous, interesting and factual things I came across. This is the Mid-Season Finale of 55……….

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55 Season 2 Episode 11

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This week on 55…………

We talk Basketball watch party. We talk big win over Notre Dame. We talk ranked teams and end of seasons. I will share a story of my trip to Notre Dame, a gallery of the trip and more tidbits as we go. We talk kentucky football and much, much more. So without further adieu, get ready for the ride. Without further interruption, here are the things from this week that stood out to me the most. The most ridiculous, interesting and factual things I came across. This is 55……….

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NCAA Will Let Shaqquan Aaron Know His Status Next Week

Photo: Scout.com

Photo: Scout.com

According to this tweet, the NCAA will let Louisville know about the status of freshman Shaqquan Aaron sometime next week. This is an issue about the NCAA clearing him to play that shouldn’t have taken much time at all, but keeps dragging on and has kept Aaron out of 3 games so far.

This news means that Aaron will miss at least 2 more games, as the Cards host Savannah State on Monday and Cleveland State on Wednesday.

Rick Pitino’s Interview with Seth Davis

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

If you haven’t seen it yet, here is the full Rick Pitino interview with Seth Davis. It is broken down into 9 different videos. I couldn’t embed the full video from Campus Insiders because, you know, technology and stuff. So I had to use their separate clips from YouTube. The benefit here is that if you don’t have time to watch it all, you can just watch a couple clips at a time. Sound like a plan? Good deal, go!

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Harrell and Rozier Named to Wooden Award Top 50 Watch List

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

The Wooden Award is presented annually to the most outstanding college basketball Player of the Year. The award was founded in 1976. A watch list with 50 players was recently released, and Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell and Terry Rozier made the list. These aren’t finalists, as someone who is not on this list can certainly win the award. It is just a watch list.

The list will be reduced to 25 players in January, and finalists will be announced in March.

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Louisville vs Jacksonville St. Game Highlights

Video: Rick Pitino on Playing in the ACC

Here is a quick clip from the ACC Digital Network. In it, Coach Pitino briefly talks about coaching in places for the first time this season.

55 Season 2 Episode 10

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This week on 55………………..

We talk Notre Dame, Basketball’s Opening game and how did your favorite Card teams do in their respective tournaments? Injuries, returns, and a return from suspension?. The first #55Guest writer is displayed and I’m already sorry I gave him the floor. I was wrong about P.J. Dozier, as was every one else since we all got intel from his camp. lol. So get ready for the ride. Without further interruption, here are the things from this week that stand out to me the most. The most ridiculous, interesting and factual things I came across. This is 55……….

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