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The Cards took care of business on Sunday afternoon. Myisha Hines-Allen, Asia Durr, and Sam Fuehring led the way as the Cards moved on to the Sweet 16. They will play Friday night in Lexington, time TBD.
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This may not have been the tournament that the Cardinals were hoping to play in, but they fought through an ugly game to beat NKU 66-58. The Cards came out flat shooting 35% in the first quarter and only 13% in the second quarter. Luckily, NKU was held to only 34% shooting for the game and turned the ball over 14 times to give the Cards the victory.
Louisville was led by Deng Adel, who scored 20 points including going 6 for 6 from the field in the 4th quarter. Ray Spalding had an off night offensively, but he did grab 13 rebounds. The Cards shot 72% from the free throw line, but only 33% from the 3-point line, which was moved back to the international length.
Louisville will play the winner of Middle Tennessee State and Vermont later this week at the KFC Yum! Center. The day and times will be announced after the completion of the first round.
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The Louisville baseball team took down North Carolina 6-4 to move to 14-0 on Saturday. Shay Smiddy got the start and the win to move to 2-0 on the year. Smiddy pitched 5 innings and only gave up 3 hits. Justin Lavey went 2 for 3, while Devin Mann chipped in 3 RBI. The Cards look to finish the sweep and stay undefeated on Sunday.
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Well, there isn’t much to say. No words are going to heal the pain that this loss has brought to Cardnation tonight. The team showed heart and fight all night long. They controlled the #1 team in the country for 39 minutes. Coach Padgett said that this is the toughest loss he has ever experienced. Many in Cardnation are going to feel the same way after this result. This game meant so much to this team that is in desperate need of a signature win. Not to mention this should have been the game that ended the drought against Virginia.
All that being said, this team has one more game left before tournament play. The Cards travel to N.C. State in two days to fight for their seeding in the conference and NCAA tournament. This team has the opportunity to end the season on a high note and head into the ACC tournament with some momentum. This one hurts, but it’s not the end for this team or the seniors.
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The Louisville Men’s basketball team held their Senior Day before Thursday’s game against Virginia. The senior managers were honored along with seniors Quentin Snider and Anas Mahmoud.
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The Louisville Men’s Basketball team returned to action on Saturday to take on ACC foe North Carolina. The Tar Heels came into the game ranked 14th in the country and Louisville was looking to score a signature win. However, the Tar Heels did not want to cooperate and shot 44% from 3 to beat the Cards 93-76.
The Cards rebounding struggles continued as they got out rebounded by 12, including 17 offensive rebounds for UNC. These offensive rebounds led to 22 second chance points for North Carolina. Coach Padgett said after the game that their offense was not the problem, this was reflected in the fact that the Cards shot 45% from the field. Louisville also shot well from 3 as they ended up shooting 41%. Missed free throws were an issue, with Louisville only shooting 59% on 22 free throw attempts.
Louisville was led by Deng Adel, who returned from an injury that sidelined him for the past 2 games. Adel scored 20 on 12 shots and dished out 6 assists. Ray Spalding also had a good showing, putting up 18 points and 12 rebounds. Quentin Snider had a quiet 12 points, but only had 1 assist.
The Cards face an even tougher test on Wednesday. The Cards will take on No. 12 Duke at Cameron Indoor at 9 PM in 4 days. Coach Padgett said Duke is one of the most talented teams in the country, so the Cards will have another opportunity for a signature win as the NCAA tournament looms on the horizon.
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The Louisville Men’s Basketball team returned to the KFC Yum! Center Saturday afternoon for a rematch with the Florida State Seminoles. The Cards beat Florida State in the first matchup and the Seminoles were looking for revenge in Louisville. FSU got their revenge with an 80-76 win over the Cards.
Louisville shot 42% from the floor, but allowed FSU to shoot 45% (52% in the second half). The Seminoles dominated the glass, besting Louisville by 9 in that category. FSU also had 10 more points in the paint than Louisville, no doubt due to the second chances given by their 10 offensive rebounds. Louisville offense was not a problem as they assisted on just under half of their made baskets and shot 42% from three. Coach Padgett’s press conference after the game lasted about a minute and a half, but he did call out his defense, saying that they can’t give up 80 points at home.
The Cards were led in scoring by Deng Adel (19 pts.) and Quentin Snider (15 pts.). Ray Spalding chipped in 13 points, along with 9 rebounds before being sidelined with a multitude of injuries including a tweaked ankle, cramping calf muscle and a hip ailment. The Cards did not give up when they were down 7 with 41 seconds left and they had a shot to tie the game with a VJ King layup that was blocked by Terance Mann.
The Cards return to the KFC Yum! Center on Monday at 7:00 PM when they host the Syracuse Orange. Go Cards!
The Louisville Men’s Basketball team continued ACC play on Saturday night against Wake Forest. The Cards were looking to bounce back after letting a win against Miami slip through their hands. The Cards found what they were looking for, finishing the night with a 96-77 win and shooting 51% for the game.
Louisville was led by VJ King and Quentin Snider, who each had 15 points. Deng Adel contributed 14 points and Dwayne Sutton came off of the bench to score 13. Louisville got 42 points from their bench, but that’s not the only thing they supplied on Saturday night. The bench continued their trend of fantastic celebrations (see below) led by none other than Darius Perry.
As mentioned earlier the Cards shot 51% from the field, including 40% from 3 and 82% from the free throw line. Wake Forest did win the rebounding battle 39-32, but Louisville made up for it by forcing Wake into 20 turnovers, while only giving the ball up 7 times themselves.
The Cards return to action Wednesday the 31st when they travel to Virginia, a team that has been, in the words of Coach Padgett, their “Kryptonite”. The game is scheduled to start at 7 PM on ESPN 2.
The Cards came into their game on Saturday afternoon looking for an early Christmas present. Their wish was granted when they ran away with a 74-56 victory over Grand Canyon. The Cards fought through poor shooting all night long. They ended up shooting only 4-19 (21%) from 3 and 44% overall. However, the Cards greatly improved their rebounding compared to the previous game. Grand Canyon was out rebounded 41-35 and the Cards only gave up 12 offensive rebounds for 7 second chance points. That is still more offensive rebounds than Coach Padgett would like to surrender, but it is moving in the right direction.
Ray Spalding was the stand out performer on Saturday afternoon. Ray finished with 21 points, 16 rebounds, 2 blocks and 3 steals. Deng Adel had 14 points, while Quentin Snider had 12 points and 5 assists. Coach Padgett said after the game that his team has not even started preparing for the game against Kentucky, because thy were worried about Grand Canyon. The team will take a few days off and players will go home for the holidays. They will be back to practice before the rivalry game on Friday.
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The Louisville Men’s Basketball team were caught in a dogfight late in the second half against Albany on Wednesday night. The Cards led for most of the game, but Albany fought their way back and had a lead in the final minutes of the game. The Cards ended up pulling out a 70-68 victory, thanks to a late three-pointer by Ryan McMahon and a free throw by Darius Perry.
Louisville was beaten down on the boards by Albany. The Cards were out rebounded 37-52 and they gave up 21 offensive rebounds. Meanwhile, Louisville only had 7 offensive rebounds and 0 second chance points. On the positive side, Louisville limited their turnovers to 7 and had 10 blocks as a team.
The Cards were led by Quentin Snider, who had 19 points and Ryan McMahon who had 15 points. Anas Mahmoud had 9 blocks to go along with his 9 points and 7 rebounds. Ray Spalding struggled with foul trouble and never really got into a rhythm. However, Ray hit a hook shot late in the clock and had a deflection that gave the ball back to the Cards.
Louisville will be back in action this Saturday at 1:00 PM at the KFC Yum! Center. They will be facing a Grand Canyon team that gave them a very competitive game last year.