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Harrell and Smith make All-AAC First Team; Rozier makes All-Rookie Team

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Press release from the American Athletic Conference. 


Three unanimous selections highlight All-Conference First Team

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Three finalists for the Wooden Award, which goes to the nation’s top player, were among the five players chosen for the 2014 American Athletic Conference All-Conference First Team, as voted by the league’s 10 head coaches. The announcement was made Tuesday by Commissioner Mike Aresco.

Cincinnati guard Sean Kilpatrick, UConn guard Shabazz Napier and Louisville guard Russ Smith were unanimous choices of the head coaches for the first team. They were joined on the team by Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell and SMU guard Nic Moore.

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Quick reaction: Cards defeat Huskies 76-64

Rick Pitino

Without watching the game for a second time, I will just give my quick analysis and reaction to the Louisville-UConn game. It seems like it is always a close one when we play at UConn and this one was no different. When it looked like the Cards had pulled away, UConn made a late run, but luckily it was not enough. Louisville held on to win 76-64.

Montrezl Harrell certainly came to play. The sophomore forward finished with 18 points, 13 rebounds, and 3 blocks. He controlled the game in the paint for the Cards. He also had the 15-17 foot jump shot going, which adds a whole new element to his game. If he is hitting that consistently, watch out.

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Game Notes: Louisville @ UConn

Cardinal Head   UConn

18/14 Louisville Cardinals (15-3, 4-1) @ UConn Huskies (14-3, 2-2)

Game Info

Date: Saturday January 18, 2014

Time: 9:05 p.m. ET

Site: Gampbel Pavilion (Storrs, Conn)

TV: ESPN (Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale, Shannon Spake)

Radio: WHAS 840 AM (Paul Rogers and Doug Ormay)

Series History: Louisville leads 8-6

Last Meeting: Louisville won 73-58 (Jan. 14, 2013 in Hartford, Conn)

Officials: Tom O’Neill, Ted Valentine, Mike Stuart

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Comparing stats: UofL vs UConn

#1 Louisville (15-1, 3-0) @ UConn (12-3, 2-1)

Cardinal Head     UConn

January 14, 2013

7:00   ESPN

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