Bloggin’ Rick Pitino is back on the inter-webs to give his thoughts on the 85-41 victory over St. Francis. With a score like that, you would think that all is well in the mind of Coach Pitino. Also, if you think that, you probably aren’t a coach. We are never satisfied!
In his latest blog, which you can read by clicking here, Pitino talks about some of the things he was not happy with. Don’t worry, he also talks about the positives and the upcoming game against Saint Louis. Here is some of the most recent blog from Coach…
Here is video of Ralph Willard, Damion Lee, Ray Spalding, and Donovan Mitchell after Louisville’s 85-41 win over St. Francis on Tuesday night.
Videos from after the win over North Florida.
Well that one certainly was a good start to this big Saturday in UofL sports! The Cards knocked off North Florida 89-61 to improve to 3-0 on the season, and there were plenty of good things to point out from this one.
If you missed it, or want to watch it again, here is video of Kyle Kuric addressing the UofL fans at the KFC Yum! Cetner during the North Florida game. This was during a timeout so there wasn’t much time, but it was incredible to see!
A quick glance at the non-conference schedule for the Louisville Cardinals, and the names that stick out are Kentucky, Michigan State, and even Saint Louis. But one that may get overlooked, and shouldn’t, is Saturday’s game against the North Florida Ospreys. Why? Because they can score, and score a lot.
Here are some quick notes about North Florida through their first three games of the season, where they are 3-0, including a season opening win against Illinois.
The Cards beat Hartford 87-52 on Tuesday night at the KFC Yum! Center to improve to 2-0 on the season. After the game, Quentin Snider, Trey Lewis, and Damion Lee spoke to the media about the game. Read the rest of this entry
Quick game notes from GoCards.com:
Date: Nov. 17, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Site: KFC Yum! Center/Crum Court, Louisville, Ky. (22,000) (82-13 in 6th yr.)
Television: ESPN3 – Kent Taylor, play-by-play; Jody Demling, analyst.
Radio: WKRD (790 AM) Paul Rogers, play-by-play; Doug Ormay, analyst (Sirius channel 132, XM 194)
Series History: Louisville leads 2-0 (2-0 in Louisville)
Last Meeting: UofL 87, Hartford 48 (Nov. 19, 2013 at KFC Yum! Center; Hall of Fame Tipoff)
UofL National Ranking: unranked (receiving votes in both polls)
Officials: Les Jones, Wally Rutecki, Gary Prager
Next UofL Game: Nov. 21 vs. North Florida, 12:02 p.m. ET, Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Inv., KFC Yum! Center (ESPN3)
The Louisville Cardinals return to the court this evening to take on the Hartford Hawks, who hail from West Hartford, Connecticut and will bring their 1-1 record into the KFC Yum! Center. On paper, this is one that the Cards should win, but as we have already seen in this young college basketball season, anything can happen. Don’t take anything for granted.
I won’t begin to hype up Hartford like they are Duke, North Carolina, Michigan State, or any other powerhouse that Louisville faces this season. But here are some things to look for tonight…
Coach Pitino’s press conference after the Cards defeated Samford 86-45 on Friday night at the KFC Yum! Center.
The Cards opened their basketball season with the 86-45 win over Samford on Friday night. Here are a few highlights.
Rick Pitino met with the media on Thursday afternoon to cover a slew of topics. He talks about Kyle Kuric, the two newest signings Frankie Hughes and VJ King, and talks about his current team. The Cards take on Samford Friday night at 7:00.
Great video from TheCrunchZone.com here.
VJ King made it official and signed with the Cards yesterday. If you would like, check out a few highlight videos of him. King is a 5-star small forward that is a big get for Rick Pitino and Louisville.
It took a little longer than some expected or wanted, but both VJ King and Frankie Hughes are now officially Louisville Cardinals. Hughes sent in his letter of intent early in the day. King made us wait until about 8:30 pm on Wednesday night.
Hughes is a 3-star guard that committed to Louisville just as all of the recent scandal stuff was heating up. He chose the Cards over Wisconsin on a day where I said “Oh yeah, I am sure we will get a basketball commit today” in a slightly sarcastic tone. The 6’4 Hughes is from Garfield Heights, Ohio and attends the same high school that Terry Rozier went to.
The Cards beat Kentucky Wesleyan 77-68 on Monday night in their second and final exhibition game of the season. Rick Pitino, Quentin Snider, David Levitch, and Damion Lee gave their comments after the game.
The regular season begins this Friday at home against Samford at 7:00.
I am all for Rick Pitino stepping up the blogging game this season. So far, he has done that. If he is putting out a blog after an exhibition game against Bellarmine, maybe that means we will hear from the Coach more frequently this season on the interwebs.
Here are a couple notable parts from the latest blog:
The Cards defeated Bellarmine in an exhibition game 71-55 on Sunday afternoon. After the game, Rick Pitino, Mangok Mathiang, Quentin Snider, and Trey Lewis all gave their comments on the win.
Exhibition: Louisville Cardinals vs Bellarmine Knights
Here are some of the more notable notes (is that a thing?) from today’s game notes on GoCards.com.
Date: Nov. 1, 2015
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Site: KFC Yum! Center/Crum Court, Louisville, Ky. (22,000) (81-13 in 6th yr.)
Television: WAVE-TV (Channel 3 in Louisville)
Kent Taylor, play-by-play; Drew Deener, analyst
Radio: WKRD (790 AM)
Paul Rogers, play-by-play; Bob Valvano, analyst (no Sirius/XM)
Series History: UofL leads 12-0 (including regular season games only)
Last Meeting: UofL 82, Bellarmine 57 (Nov. 9, 2014 at KFC Yum! Center)
Officials: Lamont Simpson, Tim Ebersole, Matt Porter
Next UofL Game: Nov. 9 vs. Kentucky Wesleyan (exhibition), 7 p.m.,
(WAVE-TV) KFC Yum! Center
Probable Starting Lineups
Here are a couple short videos recapping Trey Lewis & Damion Lee from ACC Media Day earlier in the week. It seems pretty safe to say that these two seniors are going to be very fun to cheer for and are clearly the leaders of the 2015-16 team.