I recently watched a 10 Minute video montage of the Best Dunks of the College Basketball season. While the video was great and can be seen HERE, I took issue with the fact only 1 yes i repeat 1 Louisville Cardinal slam was included in this video! So here are my Top 10 dunks of the UofL basketball season to let them know what they missed.
Jason King, an ESPN.com writer, has released a preseason Top 25 poll for the 2013-14 college basketball season. He will release another one during the summer, and there will be plenty of other preseason polls to go around. But for now, he has the Cards ranked 2nd heading into next year. Here is what he had to say about the Cards…
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.
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.
The Indianapolis region is loaded with the big-named coaches. Here is some other information on the teams that will be playing this weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium!
By Justin Renck:
WOW! Well that was an exciting game, to say the least. In the first half, it looked like Syracuse could not miss a shot. They even banked in a 3! Even when we got down 16, I wasn’t worried. However, I did think “Well, it is just destiny for Syracuse to win this last game.” But still, I know what kind of team we have. We go on 6-0 and 8-0 runs all the time. It would just take one of those to get some momentum back and make it a game again, and that’s what happened. This team never quit, they never do at all. So I never quit believing in them, ever.
The atmosphere in Madison Square Garden has always been kind to Louisville. Tonight, as tip-off neared, you could sense another grueling, fight to the finish Big East clash. The Cardinals and Fighting Irish didn’t disappoint. Coming out strong in the first half, Louisville knocked down some early threes and played aggressive defense. The counter screens the Irish used were some-what slowed down the full court press against the Cards, but they weren’t enough as Louisville took a 7 point advantage over Notre Dame into the locker room.
The Cards went into this game knowing they had a chance to avenge one of five losses from this season. 1) Syracuse…got them. 2) ND…got them and now 3) Nova…got them good. Behind Russ Smith’s 28 points,on the day his High School coach passed away, the Cards came up big in the second half after another frustrating slow-paced first half start which saw the Cards lead only 30-21. Read the rest of this entry
By Justin Renck:
Now that we are into February, it is about time this Louisville basketball team turns things up a notch. We had 1 bad week, a stretch of 3 games. Well, those games were back in January. I said it then and I will say it again. If we are in Atlanta playing in the Final 4, we will look back at that week and just laugh, because people thought it was the end of the world for some reason. It was just a tough stretch.