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Beat The Buzzer: Anas Mahmoud

Anas Mahmoud

On today’s Beat the Buzzer, UofL Athletics sits down with senior center, Anas Mahmoud. We find out what his comfort food is, who is the one celebrity he would leave tickets for and what is his best memory at UofL so far?

Cardinals In The NBA: December 16th

Welcome back to your weekly look on how our former Cards are doing in the NBA! Let’s get into it!

*All stats accurate for games played through December 14th

Gorgui Dieng (Minnesota Timberwolves)

MPG (Minutes Per Game): 17.7

PPG (Points Per Game): 6.5

APG (Assists Per Game): 1.3

RPG (Rebounds Per Game): 4.8

SPG (Steals Per Game): 0.8

BPG (Blocks Per Game): 0.2

TPG (Turnovers Per Game): 1.0

FG%: 50.4

3P%: 21.7

FT%: 75.6

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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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Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Bryant

Ray Spalding / Deng Adel / VJ King

The Louisville Men’s basketball team looked to continue their winning ways after beating Indiana last Saturday. On Monday night, they faced a Bryant team that came into the game with a 1-9 record. The Cards ended up dominating the game, which ended with a score of 102-59. The Cards dominated every facet of the game. They out-rebounded Bryant 46-29 and only allowed their opponent to shoot 34%, while shooting 56% themselves.

Three Louisville players led the team with 17 points. Anas Mahmoud, Deng Adel, and Quentin Snider all had 17 and Mahmoud chipped in 9 rebounds as well. Freshman Lance Thomas came in and gave the Cards a good spark in his 10 minutes. Thomas ended up scoring 10 points, along with 7 rebounds. Ray Spalding also had a good game with 11 points, including a beautiful alley-oop finish, and 9 rebounds.

The Cards are back in action this Saturday at Noon against Memphis in New York City.

Louisville Men’s Basketball: Bryant Post-Game Pressers & Highlights

 

Here are the highlights and pressers from after today’s much needed 102-59 victory over Bryant University. Anas continues to string together good games. Tonight he put up 17 points, 9 rebounds & 3 blocks. Quentin scored 17, Adel 17, Thomas 10 pts/7 reb & 11 pts/9 reb by Ray Spalding. 5 Cards overall reached double digits in scoring and 4 players had 6 or more rebounds. They out-rebounded Bryant overall 46-29.

 

Here’s Louisville Head Coach David Padgett:

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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 Men’s Basketball: IU Post-Game Pressers & Highlights

 

Here are the highlights and pressers from after today’s much needed 71-62 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers. Anas came through with another strong game today and Ray Spalding appears to be slowly shifting into the player we all thought he would be coming into this year. He scored 10 points and added 14 rebounds.

Here’s Louisville Head coach David Padgett

 

Deng Adel

 

Ray Spalding

 

Ryan McMahon

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Cards in the NBA: December 8th

Welcome back to another (late) edition of Cards in the NBA! No wasting time here, lets get into it!

*All stats accurate through games played through December 7th

Gorgui Dieng (Minnesota Timberwolves)

MPG (Minutes Per Game): 17.1

PPG (Points Per Game): 6.9

APG (Assists Per Game): 1.3

RPG (Rebounds Per Game): 4.6

SPG (Steals Per Game): 0.6

BPG (Blocks Per Game): 0.1

TPG (Turnovers Per Game): 1.0

FG%: 52.1

3P%: 22.7

FT%: 75.6

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Donovan Takes Top Rookie Spot In Power Rankings

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Donovan Mitchell is having an outstanding rookie season with the Utah Jazz. He has broken records, had insane dunks and done it all while taking control of the Jazz offense. Colin Ward-Henninger with CBS Sports now has Donovan at the top of the rookie power rankings. Right where he belongs.

Pitino Upset Over Papa John’s Comments

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Rick Pitino once said that when the time came it was time for him to move on from UofL, he would walk away quietly. With no surprise, that doesn’t seem to be the case. He has now came out and said that he didn’t feel he had support anymore at UofL and that Papa John’s comments hurt his feelings.

Louisville Stuns Vanderbilt With Huge Run As Cards Soar

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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.

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Siena

The Cards needed something positive to happen after back to back close losses. Luckily, the Cards faced off against Siena Wednesday night and came away with a 86-60 victory. The game was close for the entire first half with Siena only leading for three and a half minutes, but only trailing by 3 at the half. The Cards pulled away in the 2nd half thanks to a couple scoring runs.

The star of the night for Louisville was Anas Mahmoud. He finished the night with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 9 blocks, 1 block away from a triple double. Coach Padgett said he wasn’t aware Mahmoud only needed one more block until he had taken Mahmoud out of the game for the final time. Quentin Snider got his offense going with 16 points and Ray Spalding chipped in a double double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

This was Louisville’s first game of the Gotham Classic. They will also play Memphis, Albany and Bryant as part of the tournament. However, Louisville will take a break from the tournament to host Indiana this Saturday at 2:00 PM.

 

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Louisville Men’s Basketball: Siena Post Game Press Conferences

 

Here are the pressers from after tonight’s 86-60 victory over Siena University. Anas Mahmoud was one block away from the 5th triple double in the history of the University of Louisville. Here is what Head Coach David Padgett and a few of the players had to say after the win in which the Cards exploded in the second half after leading by only 3 at the break. Also enjoy the highlights at the end of the post from tonight’s game!

 

Head Coach David Padgett

Anas Mahmoud

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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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TWICA: December 4th

Welcome back to our weekly look into the state of Cardinal Athletics! Let’s not waste any time and jump right into it!

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Our very own men’s and women’s swimming teams combined to top the standings at the USA Winter Nationals, scoring a combined 755.5 points. Additionally, women’s swimmer Mallory Comerford won the Women’s High Point award. Congrats go out to them on a successful competition. Additionally at the Miami Diving Invitational, the teams managed to have 6 NCAA zone cut scores. Congrats go out to our swimming and diving team on a successful week!

This Week: IDLE

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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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Donovan Mitchell, You Have Yourself A Night

Last night, the Utah Jazz defeated the New Orleans Pelicans, 114-108 and rookie Donovan Mitchell put on a show.

Mitchell dropped 41 points in the matchup. The Pelicans could not find an answer for Mitchell… Not even Boogie Cousins, who Donovan basically ate for dinner.

Mitchell became the first rookie since Blake Griffin to drop 40 points in a game. He also set the Jazz rookie record, previously held by none other than Dr. Dunkenstein himself, Darrell Griffith.

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Donovan Mitchell’s Historic Night

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Last Night, Louisville Cardinal forever Donovan Mitchell had a career night 41pts against the New Orleans Pelicans. He continues to shine in the NBA. He was only the 7th rookie in the modern era to score 40pts. The others were the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, & others. He score 29 of the 41pts in the second half. Donovan will always be a cardinal favorite and an early favorite for Rookie of the Year.