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Arica Carter was a steadying force for a run to the Final Four last season. In the 2017-18 season she started all 36 games, shot 40% from 3, and had a 2-to-1 assist to turnover ratio. Next season, her senior year, she will be relied on to take care of the ball and get the ball into the hands of her play makers.
McMahon sat out the beginning of the 17-18 season due to injury. He finished the season appearing in 29 games, shooting 84% from the free throw line, and 40% from 3. He will look to have an increased impact this year with the departure of Quentin Snider.
Asia enters her senior year as one of the best players in the country. Last year’s ACC player of the year will break into the 2,000 point club this season. In the 17-18 season she averaged almost 19 a game, while shooting 40% from 3 and 80 percent from the free throw line. She will again be an integral part of a team that is seeking their first national championship.
Sam Fuerhing was one of the most important players on this year’s Final Four team. She is the toughest player on the court and she is expected to have a big year in her senior season.
Dwayne Sutton had a solid year in his first season with the Cardinals. He broke into the starting lineup a few times and was the guy that did everything. His role will surely be increased next season with the departure of several players.
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Below is a photographic recap of VJ King’s 2017-18 season. VJ started the majority of games for Louisville, but he will be relied upon more in the upcoming season due to the departure of Deng Adel and Quentin Snider.
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Anas Mahmoud finished his career at the University of Louisville with over 500 points, 400 rebounds and 200 blocks. Anas was one of the most interesting people on the team for the past four years and he leaves as one of the top shot blockers in the country. Here is a photographic recap of his final year at Louisville. Thank you Anas!
With Deng Adel keeping his name in the NBA draft, he will finish his Louisville career with just under 1000 points, 400 rebounds and 200 assists. Deng leaves as the leading scorer from this year’s team and a key contributor for 2 of his 3 years. Thank you Deng!
Myisha Hines-Allen has completed her basketball career at the University of Louisville. She finishes with over 1,900 points, 43 double-doubles and 124 career starts. She was selected 19th overall in this year’s WNBA draft by the Washington Mystics. Thank you Myisha!
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With Ray Spalding entering his name into this year’s NBA draft, he finishes his Louisville career with over 800 points, 600 rebounds and shooting 55% from the field. The Trinity High School product started 48 games for his hometown school. Thank you Ray!
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Quentin Snider leaves the University of Louisville as a 1000 point scorer, having over 400 assists and starting 97 games for his hometown school. Q represented himself and the university better than anyone could have asked. Here is a photographic recap of his final year at Louisville. Thank you Q!
The Louisville women’s basketball team dominated in Lexington this weekend and moved on to the Final Four in Columbus, OH. Louisville beat Oregon St. 76-43 in the Elite Eight with a performance that looked like they were ready to compete for a championship.
Check out the full recap: Louisville’s Quickness Stuns Oregon State, Cardinals Head To Final Four
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The final game of the 2017-2018 season took place on a snowy Tuesday night in March. The fans came out in force to show their support for the team and the coaching staff that have been through the ringer this season. Anas and Q played their final game in a Louisville uniform and got the ovation they deserved from the fans. Mississippi State looked like the better team for the entire game and the final score reflected that.
With the Men’s Basketball season coming to a close, I want to thank everyone that has looked at even one picture this season. However, the photo galleries will not stop. We will have galleries from the women’s game this weekend and recaps from the season later on down the road. We will also have more baseball galleries and we can look forward to the spring football pictures.
Until next season, thank you and Go Cards!
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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.
Check out the full recap: Louisville Advances To Sweet Sixteen Behind Hines-Allen 24
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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!