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Cards Boom Cornell 99-54


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The Cards boom factor just keeps…on…going. After a 4:30 minute 20-2 run to start the game, the Cards cool off to defeat Cornell 99-54. The Cards were led by a hot shooting Wayne Blackshear with 20 points and Montrezl Harrell’s career high 15 rebounds. SVT and Russ Smith add 10 each. Chane Behanan goes for 13 points and 12 boards. Luke Hancock added 12 for the Cards as well. The Cards win big despite an abysmal 52.9% from the free throw line. The #3 Cards have the Hartford Hawks on Tuesday.

STARTERS
MIN
FG
3PT
FT
OREB
DREB
REB
AST
STL
BLK
TO
PF
PTS
Stephan Van Treese, F
22
4-4
0-0
2-2
1
5
6
1
2
0
0
0
10
Montrezl Harrell, F
26
3-5
1-1
0-2
2
13
15
3
1
0
3
1
7
Russ Smith, G
21
3-8
2-3
2-3
0
2
2
5
3
0
1
2
10
Wayne Blackshear, G
18
6-7
4-5
4-7
0
0
0
0
1
2
1
1
20
Chris Jones, G
22
4-6
0-1
1-2
0
1
1
1
1
0
1
2
9
BENCH
MIN
FG
3PT
FT
OREB
DREB
REB
AST
STL
BLK
TO
PF
PTS
Akoy Agau, F
5
0-0
0-0
0-0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Chane Behanan, F
17
6-10
0-0
1-3
6
6
12
0
2
0
1
1
13
Luke Hancock, F
14
3-6
0-2
6-7
1
3
4
0
0
0
1
2
12
Mangok Mathiang, F
11
0-0
0-0
1-4
1
1
2
0
1
1
0
2
1
Terry Rozier, G
11
1-2
0-1
0-2
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
3
2
Anton Gill, G
9
2-6
0-4
0-0
1
3
4
1
0
0
0
1
4
Tim Henderson, G
5
1-2
1-2
0-0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
2
3
David Levitch, G
6
1-1
1-1
0-0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
3
Kevin Ware, G
13
2-4
0-1
1-2
0
2
2
1
0
0
2
2
5
TOTALS
FG
3PT
FT
OREB
DREB
REB
AST
STL
BLK
TO
PF
PTS
36-61
9-21
18-34
12
37
49
16
12
3
10
19
99
59.0%
42.9%
52.9%

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Quentin Snider Says L Yeah Once Again!!!!


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Ask and you shall receive, as CSZ made you aware there was a possibility that 2014 G Quentin Snider may rejoin the ranks of the Cardinal fold, he did just that today. Snider, The #28 ranked player in the country, had originally committed to the Cards in 2011. Then The Hometown Snider decommitted shortly after the Cards garnered a commitment from highly touted guard Jaquan Lyle. The Cards have waited almost 20 years to have a starring hometown hero and I believe that Q is that man. I hate the journey but I love where it ended. Quentin is the 4th 2014 commitment, even though he was the first, joining F Jaylen Johnson, G Shaqquan Aaron and C Chinanu Onuaku. The Cards also are in very good position with C Bakary Konate. the Cards have vaulted into the top 5 ranked recruiting class in every rankings I have seen.

Go Cards!

Quentin Snider Says “Not So Fast My Friend” To Illini?


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Remember when you seen this tweet and you were heartbroken? I understand. I had been told that morning and was sick all day. Well on Wednesday night CSZ learned the Cards could still land Quentin Snider. That certainly now seems to be the case according to chatter on @IllinoisLoyalty and UL sites now as well that have just caught a whiff of these rumors. Landing Snider would be a HUGE boost to the Cardinals already super class. As we are not saying this will happen we do believe it will. Stay Tuned.

Go Cards!

Louisville Booms Hofstra 97-69


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Russ Smith scored 21 of his game-high 30 points in the first half and No. 3 Louisville made 12 3-pointers to set the tone for a 97-69 rout of Hofstra on Tuesday night. Louisville’s victory in the first of four games in the Hall of Fame Tipoff tournament was its 18th straight dating to last season, tying a school record. Chris Jones added 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting with seven assists for Louisville, while Montrezl Harrell had 19. Having a couple of regulars back helped Louisville. Besides Luke Hancock, Louisville also welcomed back junior forward Chane Behanan. Cardinals fans only had to wait 3:45 to greet Hancock, the Final Four MVP, with cheers of “Luuuke!” as he checked in. “It felt great, 100 percent,” Hancock said. “Felt good. Just trying to play hard and play defense. I felt good about them playing mostly zone so I was going to be able contribute and help out. I was really trying to help out on defense, trying to do the little things.” Behanan came in with 12:09 remaining in the half to cheers as well, putting the defending champions close to full strength. Wayne Blackshear added 9 points off of 3-5 shooting from the three point line and Luke Hancock added two threes himself for a total of eight points. The Cards next face Cornell on Friday.

Cards look aWARE and Defeat Pikeville 90-61


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Chris Jones scored 19 points and Montrezl Harrell added 18 as the No. 3 Cardinals went on to a 90-61 exhibition victory over Pikeville. The defending national champion Cardinals shot 33 of 64 from the field (51.6 percent) and held the NAIA Bears to 34 percent. Russ Smith added 12 points, and Wayne Blackshear had 10 for Louisville. Kevin Ware, who had that gruesome injury last March, returned to action tonight and scored on his first attempt from the field, a 3 point basket. Ironically the shot was taken and made from almost the exact spot on the court that the injury occurred in Indianapolis. It was good to see him out there doing what he loved again. When asked how he felt:

“Basketball-wise I feel like myself,” said Ware, who wore black wraps on both of his lower legs. “My speed and everything, jumping-wise, feels back to normal. I feel fine.”

Mega-Trezl Leads The Way As Louisville Wins 115-67 Over Kentucky Wesleyan


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Montrezl Harrell scored 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting as defending national champion Louisville defeated Kentucky Wesleyan 115-67 on Tuesday night in the Cardinals’ first exhibition game.

Four guards joined Harrell in double figures. Terry Rozier scored 18 points and Russ Smith had 17 while Chris Jones and Anton Gill added 16 and 13, respectively.

Kentucky Wesleyan trailed 11-9 following Alex Brown’s two free throws with 14:41 remaining in the first half but the Cardinals clicked off a 20-2 run over the next 4:11, highlighted by two contested lob dunks by Harrell. Louisville led 49-33 at halftime as the Panthers had nearly as many fouls (24) as points.

Louisville hit 15 of its first 17 shots in the second half to lead 82-45 with 11:55 to play.

Freshman Ken-Jah Bosley led the eight-time Division II champion Panthers with 21 points.

Louisville hosts College of Charleston in their Nov. 9

Russ Smith Named a Senior CLASS Award Candidate


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University of Louisville’s Russ Smith is one of 30 candidates for the men’s basketball 2013-14 Senior CLASS Award, it was announced on Wednesday.

Smith,a team co-captain, is one of just four student-athletes on the list in which their team is currently ranked in the top 10, but the Louisville guard is the only one whose team ranks in the top-five nationally.

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2013-14 Captains Announced For Basketball Team


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University of Louisville sophomore forward Montrezl Harrell has been named a tri-captain for the Cardinals’ 2013-14 men’s basketball team, joining seniors Russ Smith and Luke Hancock with that distinction.

“He has, without question, been the best worker on the court, the most vocal leader on the court, so without question, he has ignited our team in practice to work harder,” head coach Rick Pitino said Monday. “I thought he’d be a very good captain.”

A third-team preseason All-America selection by The Sporting News and a second-team choice by USA Today, Harrell was listed third in CBSSports.com’s Top 30 Breakout Players.  He was a second-team all-American Athletic Conference selection by the league coaches.

Harrell played all 40 games in helping Louisville achieve its third NCAA title in April. During the Cardinals’ nine postseason games, Harrell averaged 6.4 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game. Notably, he shot 61.5 percent from the field. In the team’s BIG EAST title victory over Syracuse, Harrell scored a season-high 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds in just 24 minutes of action.

“He leads every which way,” Pitino added. “He’s a tough guy. He brings it every play and there’s very few individuals like that, in our game today, where they try to impact every possession.”

Harrell also had success in international competition over the summer, earning a gold medal with his USA Basketball squad in the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship in Prague, Czech Republic.  In the gold medal victory over Serbia, Harrell totaled a team-high 17 points, four rebounds, four blocked shots and hit 8-of-16 field goals in 28 minutes. In nine games during the event, Harrell started every game and averaged 10.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, hit 42-of-73 field goals (.575) and added eight steals and 10 blocked shots while averaging 18 minutes a game for the deep USA squad, coached by Florida’s Billy Donovan. 

Chane Behanan: Suspended Indefinately


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Press Release from Kenny Klein:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. –University of Louisville junior forward Chane Behanan has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of university policy.  He will not practice or be involved in any team-related activities during his suspension.

A preseason All-American Athletic Conference selection, Behanan averaged 9.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, shot 50.7 percent from the field and totaled 54 steals as a sophomore last season while starting 37 games.  He was named to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament team, producing a double-double against Michigan in the national championship game with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

Purp.me: The Movement


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It was this exact moment in Cardinal folklore that many say was the lighting of the dynamite that is known as the National Championship run for our 2013 University of Louisville Cardinals basketball team. Following this moment, UL guard Kevin Ware went on shows like Sportscenter and The Late Show With David Letterman to tell his story. He got direct messages on twitter from Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant and talked to the President. He told news outlets he was hopeful for an October return. Today coach Rick Pitino stated Kevin indeed was cleared for basketball activities, looking more and more like Kevin will indeed be ready for the season opener. Great news for CardNation.

Let’s go back though. What did Kevin do to motivate himself while injured? Did he set goals for himself? Yes he did and smashed them all. Did he let the newfound fame get to his head? No. Alongside Jamon Brown and some of his friends from the University of Louisville, they made going to the Boys and Girls Clubs into something that has turned into a nationwide movement. The Purp Movement (People Uplifting Real People) is a non-profit organization about making giving back fun and people finding their purpose.  Now at most of the high schools in Louisville, KY you will see a Purp Team. In other states, Purp Teams started popping up as far as Los Angeles, CA. The original Purp Team who started the movement also invented the Purp.me app.

PURP.me is the first ever system to make giving back fun, rewarding, and easy.  The Purp.me app is the first ever one stop shop to give and get help.  The app makes it easy to give and get help with anything.  Find out more by visiting (www.purp.me). Just another example of what a great unselfish human being that is Kevin Ware. Thanks Kev from CardNation and people all around. Check out the video!

Go Cards!

That’s Purp!

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Louisville Men’s Basketball Single Game Tickets On Sale Oct. 1


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Below is official press release from University of Louisville S.I.D. Kenny Klein

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville men’s basketball single-game tickets for six home games in the KFC Yum! Center will be available beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m.

Tickets, which are $39 each, will be available for the following games:  Oct. 29 exhibition vs. Kentucky Wesleyan, Nov. 6 exhibition vs. Pikeville, Nov. 9 vs. College of Charleston, Nov. 15 vs. Cornell, Nov. 29 vs. Southern Mississippi and Dec. 7 vs. Louisiana Lafayette.  The Cardinals’ 2013 NCAA Championship banner will be unveiled at the home opener against College of Charleston.

Tickets, which are located in the upper corners and end court areas of the KFC Yum! Center, will be on sale at the UofL Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium at 2800 South Floyd Street. The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Cardinal fans may also purchase tickets by visiting Ticketmaster online, calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting any Ticketmaster Ticket Center, including statewide Kroger locations.  Convenience fees are applied with Ticketmaster orders.

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Three Louisville Men’s Basketball Game Times Updated


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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The tipoff times for three University of Louisville men’s basketball games have been updated to accommodate national telecasts for the events.

Louisville’s Dec. 21 game at FIU will start at 6 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on Fox Sports 1.    The game had been listed as a 5 p.m. tipoff earlier.

The Cardinals’ Jan. 4 game at Rutgers will tip off at 6 p.m. ET.  It had previously been listed as either a 2 or 6 p.m. start.

UofL’s Jan. 12 game against SMU in the KFC Yum! Center will start at 1 p.m., an hour earlier than what had been previously published.

Basketball Mini-Plans On Sale Tomorrow!


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Starting tomorrow morning at 10 A.M. Mini-plans can be purchased through the University. They come in four and six packs and you get to pick the four or six games you want to attend from the list provided. The FInal Four plan you can pick four out of the following opponents: Hofstra, Hartford, UKMC, Missouri State, Houston, USF or Temple. The Pick Six Plan allows you to pick six of the following eight opponents: A “Pick Six Plan” is also available in which six games can be selected from this group of eight opponents:  Western Kentucky, Memphis, SMU, Cincinnati, Rutgers, USF, Temple, and Connecticut. Click below for the full official press release from S.I.D Kenny Klein.

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Louisville Men’s Basketball Scrimmage Time Change


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Below is a press release from University of Louisville S.I.D. Kenny Klein in regards to the moving of the October 19th Red-White Scrimmage. Tickets, priced at $10 and $5 will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. today at the UofL Ticket Office. There will be three scrimmages. October 5th (TBA) , October 12th (3:30p) and October 19th (1:00p)

Go Cards!

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Jaquan Lyle Decommits


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*****Update*****

Jaquan Lyle has decommitted from the University of Louisville. Earlier story below.

#Cards

 

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Red White Scrimmage Details Released


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The details for this years Red-Whie scrimmage have been released. The tickets will go on sale this Monday on ticketmaster.com. Check the official press release below for more details.

Go Cards!

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2013 Championship Floor Pieces For Sale


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It was announced just a few months ago that the University of Louisville Cardinals would be selling pieces of the 2013 Atlanta title floor to benefit Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Kosair Children’s Hospital. Those are available as of today at GoCards.com with pieces starting at 99.99 and 1,000 are autographed by Hall of Fame Head Coach Rick Pitino. Click below for more details!

Go Cards!

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2013-14 Men’s Basketball Roster


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This was the scene as last year ended with the ultimate prize, the National Championship. This year should be no different. The loss of Siva and Dieng will be big shoes to follow. The additions of Jones, Gill, Rozier and Agau and maturation of guys like Mango, Montrezl, Kevin, Wayne, Chane Luke and Russ are pivotal to any success that comes. New names means new numbers and today the University of Louisville released the Jersey assignments for the upcoming season. Baumann, Bond & Baffour are not on that list as of now. List is courtesy of GoCards.com

Go Cards!

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Video & 3 Pics Of Coach P’s Tattoo


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Just as Coach Pitino promised, he delivered. Here are pics from S.I.D. Kenny Klein’s twitter (@KKcards) proving the deed has been done. Thanks coach for all you have done. Nice Tat…

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4/2/13 Update on Kevin Ware


Kevins Home!

by Jeremy Wahman

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     Just wanted to share with you guys a few pictures I found and to let you know that Kevin is back in Louisville and has been for about 2 hours. I talked to Kevin on his ride home and he told me he was gonna set daily goals to make sure rehab went by fast. Also said he is still excited about Atlanta. Read the rest of this entry

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