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Category Archives: ACC Basketball

Louisville Overwhelms Tennessee State Behind A 95 – 56 Victory

The No. 3 Louisville Cardinals completed its four game home stretch against Tennessee teams with a 95 – 56 victory over Tennessee State.

The Cardinals held the Tigers to 31% shooting from the field and forced 18 turnovers that Louisville converted into 27 points.

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AP Women’s Basketball Poll, Week 6

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AP Women’s Basketball Poll:

 

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE BALLOTS LAST WEEK
1 UConn 8-0 800 32 32 1
2 Notre Dame 9-1 749 0 32 3
3 Louisville 11-0 736 0 32 4
4 South Carolina 9-1 685 0 32 5
5 Mississippi State 9-0 664 0 32 6
6 Baylor 8-1 625 0 32 8
7 Tennessee 10-0 620 0 32 11
8 Texas 7-1 593 0 32 2
9 Oregon 8-1 519 0 32 9
10 West Virginia 9-0 504 0 32 10
11 UCLA 7-2 459 0 32 7
12 Florida State 10-0 443 0 32 13
13 Ohio State 9-2 439 0 32 12
14 Duke 8-2 390 0 31 14
15 Maryland 9-2 354 0 32 15
16 Missouri 9-1 293 0 32 17
17 Oregon State 6-2 226 0 30 19
18 Stanford 5-4 221 0 28 18
19 Texas A&M 8-2 180 0 30 21
20 Villanova 9-0 177 0 32 22
21 Green Bay 8-1 147 0 32 23
22 South Florida 7-2 141 0 26 16
23 Michigan 8-2 116 0 27 24
24 California 7-2 98 0 22 25
25 Iowa 10-1 55 0 20 NR

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma State 54; New Mexico 39; Syracuse 22; Oklahoma 12; Arizona State 10; Marquette 8; Southern California 8; Kentucky 7; South Dakota State 3; Rutgers 1; Florida Gulf Coast 1; Ball State 1.

See how all the votes fell: AP Women’s Basketball Poll Week 6

Single Game Tickets Go On Sale For UofL Men’s Basketball ACC Games Wednesday

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Single Game Tickets for UofL Men’s Basketball ACC Games on Sale Wednesday

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Single-game tickets for the University of Louisville’s home men’s basketball Atlantic Coast Conference games in the KFC Yum! Center this season will go on sale on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at noon.

 Tickets for eight home ACC games are $65 each, and tickets for the Cardinals’ Feb. 17 game against North Carolina are $85 each.  Remaining non-conference weekday games are currently on sale for $35 each, and non-conference weekend games are $40.

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Louisville Stuns Vanderbilt With Huge Run As Cards Soar

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Photo Credit: Scott Utterback/The Courier Journal

The Louisville Cardinals are off to its second best start in program history behind 10 consecutive wins. This evening, Louisville proved its championship caliber, defeating the Vanderbilt Commodores, 79-57.

In a post game interview with former Louisville player, Cortnee Walton, Asia Durr said this team, “can be really special.”

She’s not wrong.

The Cardinals started out strong behind a 10-2 lead, but Vanderbilt’s Rachel Bell fired off a triple. Louisville struggled to find an answer for Bell as she racked up 16 of the Commodore’s 24 points in the first period.

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Beat The Buzzer: Dwayne Sutton

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What would Sutton be doing if he didn’t play basketball? Who is the most serious of all his teammates? What is his comfort food? We the fans get the answer to these questions and more on today’s Beat the Buzzer thanks to UofL Athletics.

Quick Thoughts On Louisville’s 91-56 Win Over UT Martin https:

The No. 4 Louisville Cardinals flew past UT Martin, 91 – 56, behind a balanced effort both offensively and defensively.

The UT Martin Skyhawks led for 34 seconds before Louisville took over and never looked back. The Cardinals ran out to a 13-5 lead after starting off on a 13-3 run. After the first period, Louisville held a 29-9 advantage.

In a game that was never close, the Cardinals made a few statements.

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UofL Basketball Press Conference: Seton Hall

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Deng Adel, VJ King, Jordan Nwora and David Padgett met with the media after Sunday’s loss to Seton Hall. Hear what they had to say below.

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Kevin Willard Has No Love For UofL

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Now that it is December, we have found our first Grinch of the holiday season. His name is Kevin Willard. Willard was an assistant to He Who Shall Not Be Named (Pitino) from 2001-2007 and even recruited David Padgett. While he compliments how well David has handled everything the past few months, he also mentions that he has no emotional attachment to UofL since Pitino and Jurich are both gone. We also can’t fully blame him, he has been gone for a while. Either way, Sunday should be fun when Seaton Hall visits the Yum! Center at 4.

Four Takeaways From Louisville’s 72-59 Win Over Indiana

Myisha Hines-Allen notched her fourth double-double on the season as she led the No. 4 Louisville Cardinals to a 72-59 victory over Indiana. Hines-Allen led all scorers with 25 points, on 12-of-17 shooting, to go along with 12 rebounds.

In a game where Louisville led wire to wire, it was easy to pinpoint the keys of success for the Cardinals.

Here are a few takeaways from this evening’s 72-59 victory over Indiana…

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Pitino UofL For Breach Of Contract

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Today, former head coach Rick Pitino announced he will be suing the University of Louisville athletic association for a breach of contract. He is looking for over $35 Million. In a statement released through his lawyer he is claiming his contract was breached when he was suspended and ultimately fired. Jeff Greer with the Courier Journal helps break it down below.

Beat The Buzzer: VJ King

VJ King- SFUofL athletics sat down with VJ King to find out a little more about the sophomore. What is the best advice he has ever received? Who is his celebrity crush? What would he name his Derby horse? Find out the answer to these and so much more below!

Adidas Fires Back At Pitino

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Adidas has come forward and asked a judge to dismiss Pitino’s case against the company. They have no new evidence, but they stand by the original findings and say that Pitino knew fully of the exchange of money to Brian Bowen’s family. It seems this is just the beginning of a very long, and ugly, battle.

AP Women’s Basketball Poll: Week 4

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The Louisville women remain at #4 in this week’s AP Poll.

AP Women’s Basketball Poll Week 4

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE BALLOTS PREVIOUS WEEK
1 Connecticut 5-0 775 31 31 1
2 Texas 5-0 723 0 31 2
3 Notre Dame 6-0 698 0 31 6
4 Louisville 6-0 695 0 31 4
5 South Carolina 6-1 611 0 31 3
6 Mississippi State 6-0 610 0 31 7
7 UCLA 5-1 609 0 31 5
8 Ohio State 7-1 569 0 31 9
9 Baylor 5-1 557 0 31 8
10 Oregon 5-1 470 0 31 10
11 West Virginia 6-0 446 0 31 11
12 Tennessee 6-0 428 0 31 12
13 Florida State 6-0 380 0 31 13
14 Duke 5-1 351 0 31 16
15 Maryland 5-2 324 0 31 15
16 Stanford 4-3 310 0 29 14
17 South Florida 6-1 259 0 29 17
18 Texas A&M 4-1 215 0 30 19
19 Missouri 5-1 207 0 29 23
20 Kentucky 6-0 174 0 29 22
21 Oregon State 3-2 166 0 28 18
22 Michigan 4-1 107 0 25 25
23 Marquette 2-2 101 0 24 20
24 California 3-2 66 0 18 21
25 Villanova 5-0 56 0 21 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Green Bay 31, Arizona State 26, Oklahoma 25, New Mexico 19, Iowa 17, Michigan State 16, DePaul 8, Syracuse 6, Minnesota 5, Oklahoma State 5, Kansas State 4, Georgia 3, Southern California 3

To see how everyone voted, click here: AP Women’s Basketball Poll Week 4

Louisville Post Game Press Conferences & Highlights: Murray State

The Louisville women defeated the Murray State Racers, 115 – 51. The 115 points marks a school record for points scored in the rout.

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Louisville To Participate In 2018 Preseason NIT

The Louisville men’s basketball team will participate in the 2018 Preseason NIT at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Other headliners include Tennessee, Marquette and Kansas.

The Preseason NIT will start on November 21st and go through November 23rd.

Breaking: Louisville Parts Ways With Kenny Johnson

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The University of Louisville has parted ways with associate head coach Kenny Johnson.

The release was sent moments after the institution announced freshman Brian Bowen would not be eligible to compete for or practice with the men’s basketball team.

See the full press release below.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville has parted ways with associate head men’s basketball coach Kenny Johnson, terminating his employment per the provisions in his contract.  The university will have no further comment on this personnel matter.

Breaking: Brian Bowen Will NOT Play For Louisville

On Wednesday morning the University of Louisville announced Brian Bowen will NOT be eligible to compete for or practice with the institution’s men’s basketball program at any point in the future.

According to the press release, Bowen is eligible to transfer to another collegiate institution if he so chooses. It also states Bowen may choose to remain enrolled at the University of Louisville where he will continue to receive his athletics scholarship.

“Brian has been a responsible young man for the institution since he enrolled,” said UofL Interim Director of Athletics Vince Tyra.  “He has endeared himself to his teammates and the men’s basketball staff with a positive attitude during a very difficult period.”

The decision comes two months after the University of Louisville was implicated in an ongoing “pay-for-play” investigation conducted by the FBI.

Read the full press release below.

UofL Appeals NCAA Infraction’s Ruling

Louisville Cardinals head coach Pitino holds up the trophy as he and his team celebrate after defeating the Michigan Wolverines in their NCAA men's Final Four championship basketball game in Atlanta

In the latest chapter of the Katina Powell saga, UofL has filed its official appeal against the NCAA Committee of Infractions ruling from June. The Courier Journal received these files through a public records request. UofL deems the ruling excessive especially since none of the players on the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 teams received the “benefits” Katina Powell claimed.

Men’s Basketball AP Poll 11-20-17

Once again, the Cardinals fall one spot in this week’s AP poll. Duke continues to hold onto the top spot with Arizona and Kansas rounding out the top 3. Any surprises to you in this week’s poll?

AP Top 25 Women’s Basketball Poll: Week 3

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The Louisville women’s basketball team moves up one spot to No. 4 in the week three AP Top 25. The move comes after Louisville beat three top-25 opponents, including two top-10, in the last seven days.

AP Top 25 Women’s College Basketball Poll, Week 3

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE BALLOTS LAST WEEK
1 Connecticut 3-0 800 32 32 1
2 Texas 3-0 740 0 32 2
3 South Carolina 4-0 712 0 32 4
4 Louisville 5-0 696 0 32 5
5 UCLA 3-0 672 0 32 8
6 Notre Dame 3-0 647 0 32 6
7 Mississippi State 3-0 617 0 32 7
8 Baylor 3-1 580 0 32 3
9 Ohio State 4-1 571 0 32 9
10 Oregon 3-1 478 0 32 10
11 West Virginia 3-0 439 0 32 12
12 Tennessee 2-0 416 0 30 13
13 Florida State 4-0 375 0 32 17
14 Stanford 2-2 361 0 32 14
15 Maryland 2-2 314 0 32 15
16 Duke 2-1 310 0 31 11
17 South Florida 3-0 265 0 30 22
18 Oregon State 2-1 255 0 31 18
19 Texas A&M 2-1 183 0 31 19
20 Marquette 1-1 155 0 24 16
21 California 2-1 151 0 25 20
22 Kentucky 4-0 144 0 29 25
23 Missouri 3-1 135 0 23 23
24 Arizona State 4-0 106 0 25 NR
25 Michigan 2-1 93 0 20 24

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 64, Villanova 26, Michigan St 22, DePaul 15, Green Bay 14, New Mexico 8, Iowa 5, Oklahoma St. 4, Southern Cal 4, Alabama 4, Georgia 3, Northern Colorado 3, Purdue 3, Rutgers 3, Western Kentucky 2, Georgia Tech 2, Princeton 2, Dayton 1.

See how everyone voted here: AP Top 25 Women’s Basketball Poll, Week 3