Category Archives: Basketball

CSZ Asks & CardNation Responds

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Tonight we took to Twitter to find out what everyone thought about the game & their outlook on the season going forward. You guys know what I think. When we are at full strength we still have one big problem. Droughts & situational shot selection. It has to change because we have the talent to go a long way if corrected. I also asked the contributors to give their thoughts. This is what they came up with.

First off, some of the Contributors thoughts:

@LJThaFiasc0-Encouraging to know that we almost won with 3 backup players and our best shooter going 2-10

@GeneralWasp-It’s still very optimistic. FSU is a damn good squad, we were without one of our more dynamic playmakers, and we only lost by 5. My concern is that the last few games, we’ve struggling in the first 5-10 minutes of the game. We can come back against Clemson. We can’t do that against FSU

@PaigeS_502– I think this team is poised for a great run in March. Q being hurt gives his backups good minutes for practice which will come in handy in the tournament.

@KruegerMania-About what I expected. The Q injury blows but I think Louisville will be fine until he returns, as long as they can run their offense. Defense is fine.

@UofLNunn– Can’t complain about the record when you take into consideration the strength of schedule. I still believe this is a final 4 team.

 

Now CardNation speaks:

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Louisville vs Clemson: Pregame Breakdown

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After a very good week of games for the now No. 12 Louisville Cardinals, the Cardinals were bitten by the injury bug. Quentin Snider suffered a hip injury in the Duke game but finished the game, it was released Monday that he will miss the next 2-3 weeks due to the injury. Still, the Cardinals notched a win against then No. 7 Duke on Saturday and a win against Pitt on Wednesday pushing the Cards to 15-3 (3-2 in ACC).

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Louisville Picks Up Win 100 At The KFC Yum! Center

** This post is from SB Nation’s Swish Appeal. Please go to Swishappeal.com to view more of Paige’s work. **

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Louisville, KY — A monstrous first half gave the No. 9 Louisville Cardinals a 40 point win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 91-51.

The No. 9 Louisville Cardinals entered the evening looking for its 100th victory in the KFC Yum! Center on Denny Crum Court. Fresh off a 63-59 win against the No. 14 Miami Hurricanes, Louisville wanted to continue its streak.

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Calcast Podcast With Guest Rick Pitino

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The podcast you’ve all been waiting for is here. The Calcast with guest Rick Pitino is live. Listen here:

Quentin Snider Out Of Action

Photo Credit to USA Today

Photo Credit to USA Today

 

Moore Leads Louisville Past Miami

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Louisville, KY — In a race to the final buzzer, the No. 14 Miami Hurricanes gave the No. 9 Louisville Cardinals all it could handle. But, it was the Cardinals who emerged victorious, 63-59.

“They are a good team,” Louisville head coach Jeff Walz said of Miami’s ability to hang in the game. “They’re a top 15, top 12 team. That’s what going to happen.”

The No. 14 Miami Hurricanes entered the game looking for its third road win against a top-25 team. The Hurricanes are 2-1 on the road this season against ranked opponents and 2-2 versus top-15 opponents. Miami, fresh off handing Virginia Tech its first loss of the season, came into the KFC Yum! Center looking for a second consecutive top 15 win.

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UL-Duke Post-Game Pressers & Wrap-Up

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Wrap up by @theACCDN

 

Rick Pitino

 

Donovan Mitchell

 

Anas Mahmoud

 

Quentin Snider

 

Louisville vs Duke: Pregame Breakdown

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In the state of Kentucky, fans of the state’s major basketball schools (UofL and UK) don’t agree on much. They disagree so much that many fans argue Louisville and Kentucky are two completely different geographical locations with no relationship. One thing the entire state can agree on, however; everybody hates Duke.

Duke is an all-time top-5 basketball program. That alone is cause for all other fan bases to despise a program. Add in all the easily unlikeable personalities like Christian Laettner, JJ Reddick, every Plumlee brother, Greg Paulus, this post would be too long to name them all, but you get my point. Duke has the stereotypical mold for the most hated player in college basketball, year in and year out. Crazily, we may be looking at the most hated player in Duke history between the two fan bases of the Bluegrass State, Grayson Allen.

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The Nest Episode 3: Duke & CoachSwap

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On this weeks episode of the Nest Paige takes a siesta to watch the Women’s Basketball team take on FSU. Have no fear, Matt McGavic is here. The latest addition to the podcast roster had a ton of hot takes. He joined LJ, myself, Jeff Nunn & Justin Krueger as we recapped Pitt, tried to sort out the DC swap, previewed Duke & put to rest the year old notion that a hot dog is a sandwich. Tune in below!

Pitt Post-Game Pressers

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Jeff Walz

 

Jazmine Jones & Mariya Moore

 

Moore’s Confidence Leads Louisville Past Pittsburgh

 

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Photo Credit: Timothy D. Easley/The Courier-Journal

 

Louisville, KY — The No. 8 Louisville Cardinals started out slow against the Pittsburgh Panthers. But a high-octane fourth period led the Cardinals to a 73-52 win.

The Pittsburgh Panthers entered the KFC Yum! Center looking to get their first road win of the season against the No. 8 Louisville Cardinals.

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Louisville at Georgia Tech: Postgame Recap

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(Photo Cred: CJ)

After falling 77-70 on Wednesday to Notre Dame, the No. 9 Cardinals bounced back with a solid road victory over Georgia Tech by a score of 65-50.

It was an ugly game and aside from a late push by the Yellow Jackets, the Cardinals controlled the whole way. Donovan Mitchell led the Cards with 20 points, Quentin Snider had 12 points and 7 assists, Anas Mahmoud chipped in 10 points and added an assortment of blocks as well, and Ray Spalding owned the boards for the Cards by grabbing 12 rebounds.

It wasn’t pretty, and it wasn’t entirely impressive, but the Cards got their first conference win and their first conference road win by 15 points. Deng Adel was injured during the first half when he took a knee to the head and walked off with help and what appeared to be a concussion  (which the commentator believed was “nothing but hurt feelings”). Donovan Mitchell had his 3rd straight 20+ point game and did it with his long-range shot. Anas continues to be an enforcer, and Quentin is running the offense with minimal turnovers. Hopefully Deng doesn’t miss much time because the ACC is a grind this year and there are no easy wins. However, the Cards took a step in the right direction with their win today.

Up next, the Cards host Pittsburgh on Wednesday at 7pm, the game can be seen on the ACC Network.

Go Cards!

CSZ On 93.9FM The Ville 1-7-16

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Magic was in the booth with us today as Jeremy flew solo for the first hour & then graciously Marques showed up & helped co-pilot the show. We talked to Danny Mosby from Birdgang who called in & talked to us about a tribute to Amzie Smith, the teenage role model who passed away yesterday after losing her battle with Cancer. We then talked about Donovan’s ability to handle the hype, Anas’ emergence & the importance of NCAAT resume builders. Steve came in for hour 2 & the bracketology talk ran wild! Great show as always! The Cardinal Sports Zone show on 93.9 The Ville is presented to you by Doug Budd at Red Edge Realty and homesforsaleinlouisville.net. We are also brought to you by Birdgang Brand Clothing, Cook Compression, Cardinal Phone Repair and Smith & Smith Renovations.

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Bovada Basketball National Championship Odds

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It’s only January and conference play has just begun, but Bovada has already released an updated look at the 2017 NCAA National Championship odds for men’s college hoops.

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Virginia Has NO Answer For Hines-Allen

 

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Photo Credit: Matt Riley/UVa Athletics

 

This post is from SB Nation’s Swish Appeal. Please see the original story and more of Paige’s work on SwishAppeal.com.

Charlottesville, VA — The Virginia Cavaliers had NO answer for reigning ACC Player of the Year, Myisha Hines-Allen. Hines-Allen led the Cardinals to an 86-81 victory behind a career-high 31-points and 17-rebounds.

Fresh off a loss to the Duke Blue Devils on Tuesday, the Cardinals entered a hostile environment at John Paul Jones Arena, where Virginia is undefeated. Both teams entered the game looking to avoid a second straight loss.

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New Uni’s For Tonight’s Match-up With ND

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 29: The mascot for the Louisville Cardinals performs against the Michigan State Spartans during the fourth round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Lucas Oil Stadium on March 29, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Cards will sport some new gear tonight when they go play Notre Dame, a place they’ve never won.

Rick Pitino Blog: 2017 Recruiting Update

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If you are wondering how many studs Coach signed he’s telling you in the pic above. Today in the latest Rick Pitino blog he updates us on the star class.

New AP Top 25 Poll Released

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The Cards entered the week ranked 6th in the AP poll. After an uninspiring mid-week loss to then #12 Virginia in the Yum Center and a neutral site victory over #16 Indiana, the Cards dropped 3 spots to 9th.

The Cards travel to South Bend on Wednesday night for a 9 p.m. game vs. #23 Notre Dame

The Cards follow-up that game with a Saturday, 2p.m. game in Atlanta vs. Georgia Tech

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Record: 14-0
PV Rank

1

Points

1,619

2
Baylor (6)
Record: 13-0
4
1,532
3
Record: 12-1
3
1,503
4
Record: 14-1
2
1,406
5
Record: 14-0
7
1,357
6
Record: 11-2
8
1,280
7
Record: 12-1
11
1,179
8
Record: 12-2
5
1,090
9
Record: 12-2
6
1,063
10
Record: 13-1
10
1,015
11
Record: 11-2
12
954
12
Record: 14-1
20
902
13
Record: 12-2
14
865
14
Record: 12-3
9
785
15
Record: 13-2
21
771
16
Record: 12-2
17
634
17
Record: 13-2
18
613
18
Record: 12-2
13
477
19
Record: 12-1
19
416
20
Record: 12-3
15
405
21
Record: 12-1
293
22
23
258
23
Record: 12-2
24
250
24
Record: 10-3
25
193
25
Record: 14-1
22
74

 

UofL-IU Postgame Pressers

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino shouts instructions to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

 

Rick Pitino

Donovan Mitchell

Deng Adel

Anas Mahmoud

Louisville vs Indiana: Postgame Recap

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The Louisville Cardinals earned a much-needed bounce back win over the Indiana Hoosiers by a score of 77-62. The Cardinals smothered the high-powered Hoosiers and held them to 26 points below their season average.

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