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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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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 vs Indiana: Postgame Recap

Despite trailing by 1 at halftime, Louisville took the lead on its first possession of the 2nd half and never looked back en route to a 71-62 win over visiting Indiana.

Louisville started the game slowly and found themselves down 25-15 with less than 10 minutes to go in the 1st half. The Cards began their run at that point and continued it throughout the game to get the team’s first “big” win of the year.

It was an all-around scoring effort from the Cards today, with 6 players contributing 7 points or more. Ray Spalding added another double-double to his name with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Anas Mahmoud chipped in 10 points, but fouled out. Deng Adel led the team with 16 points. Quentin Snider added 13 points of his own. And Freshman Malik Williams scored 9 points on 3 3-pointers in the first half to ignite the Cardinals’ run.

Up next: Louisville plays Bryant at home on Monday at 7pm on ESPNU.

Go Cards!

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.

Louisville vs Sienna: Postgame Recap

Louisville started the game slowly and only led 39-36 over Sienna at halftime, but a strong second half performance gave the Cards a comfortable 86-60 win.

Louisville looked sloppy for the majority of the first half and even trailed for a good chunk of time. Credit to David Padgett for making the necessary adjustments at halftime to put the Cards in the best chance to win.

Louisville was led by Anas Mahmoud with 17 points, 13 rebounds, and 9 blocks. Ray Spalding added a double-double of his own with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Quentin Snider emerged from his scoring slump to a tune of 16 points. Freshmen Jordan Nwora and Darius Perry provided a spark off the bench with 11 points and 7 points, respectively.

Up next: Louisville hosts Indiana on Saturday at 2pm, the game will be televised on ESPN.

Go Cards!

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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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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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.

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.