After stellar performances against then No. 5 Ohio State and No. 10 Oregon, espnW has awarded Asia Durr with the honors of being the first Player of the Week for the 2017-18 season.
Durr is averaging 21.6 points through five games. Against Ohio State, Durr had the performance of a lifetime, dropping 47 points.
Read the full espnW article here: Louisville’s Asia Durr named espnW player of the week
In the last home game of the season, Louisville turned in its best total performance of the season. The Cards defeated the visiting Orange by a final score of 56-10.
Louisville started early, scoring within the game’s first minute on a 46-yard touchdown run by Malik Williams. The Cards never looked back and routed Syracuse behind Lamar Jackson’s 4 total touchdowns (2 passing, 2 rushing) and 381 total yards (270 passing, 111 rushing). Jawon Pass even threw a dime of a touchdown. Malik Williams had a fantastic day running the ball, finishing with 180 yards on only 9 carries for 2 touchdowns. Jaylen Smith, Reggie Bonnafon, and Dez Fitzpatrick caught the touchdown passes. Smith had 3 receptions for 95 yards with the touchdown, Seth Dawkins caught 3 passes for 60 yards, and Dez Fitzpatrick reeled in 3 catches of his own for 51 yards and his touchdown.
Donovan Spida Mitchell. He is one of the most beloved cardinals to wear the uniform in recent years, and rightfully so. He has been off to a great start in his professional career and just recently came through with a promise he made to his mom to buy her a new car. Andrew Sharp with Sports Illustrated ranks the top 15 in the rookie class based on the first month’s performance, and Donovan is getting the recognition he deserves.
Lamar has posted better numbers this year than he did last year, when he actually won the Heisman Trophy and is the youngest player ever to do so. Yet this year, he is fourth in voting with his only hope of winning being some type sort of miracle. David Hale with ESPN dives into the mystery a little deeper.
After their closer than expected win over George Mason last Sunday, Louisville hosts Omaha tonight at 7pm with the goal of making a statement.
As of now, Louisville is a 27.5-point favorite over the visitors and rightfully so. Omaha is 0-3 and is averaging 100 points allowed to their 80 points scored so far this season. George Mason is a much better team than the one Louisville will face tonight, so the Cards shouldn’t have much trouble.
What I’m looking for tonight is a higher team assist total, fewer missed free throws, VJ King and Ray Spalding to produce offensively, and a more significant rebound-margin. This type of game shouldn’t be read into based on score (unless it’s closer than it should be), but those statistics will shed some light on the team’s ability/potential going forward.
Tonight, I also want to see Malik Williams have a similar impact his fellow freshman did against George Mason.
Prediction: Louisville 91- Omaha 67.
The No. 5 Louisville Cardinals overcame a sluggish first half to defeat the No. 24 Michigan Wolverines, 74-49.
The Cardinals will face its third ranked opponent in the preseason WNIT Championship on Sunday as Louisville faces the No. 10 Oregon Ducks.
When Quentin Snider, Anas Mahmoud and Deng Adel committed to play basketball at the University of Louisville, they never could have guessed the obstacles they would be facing. They have played through the Katina Powell scandal and now the FBI one. They never let it bring them down though, they have been the solid foundation that the freshman and sophomores have needed. Jeff Borzello with ESPN.COM talks about how vital the upperclassman have been.
Through the first 11 weeks of the college football season, wide receivers across the country have gone above and beyond to help pack their quarterback’s stats, as well as their own. Seth Dawkins and Dez Fitzpatrick have some of the highest passer ratings when targeted thus far in the ACC. PFF helps break down the numbers.
Jeff Greer with the Courier Journal recently sat down with interim head coach, David Padgett for 30 minutes, and got the inside scoop on how he is adjusting. They talked about everything from recruiting to adjusting to the size of his new office (hint, it is huge).
He’s backkkkkk. After somehow falling from the rankings for a few weeks, Lamar Jackson has made his rightful return to the Heisman rankings. With just a few more weeks left to play, it will be interesting to see where the reigning Heisman winner lands.
Cardinal forever and current LA Ram, Jamon Brown is looking to give back to the Louisville community this holiday season.
(Louisville, KY) NFL star Jamon Brown and his foundation (J. Brown Foundation) are teaming up with WHAS11 TV and the Homeless Coalition For The “#502StepUp” for the Holidays Fundraiser.
Photo Courtesy of Jaguars.com
Cardinal forever, Colin Holba announced today he has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as their long snapper. Congratulations Colin!
It was announced today that Deng Adel has been named to the preseason top 50 candidate list for the Wooden Award. The Wooden award is the most prestigious individual honor in college basketball. Congrats to Adel!
Junior guard Asia Durr and senior forward Myisha Hines-Allen have been named to the 2018 Preseason Top 30 John R. Wooden Award watch list.
The preseason top 30 represents the players who are considered strong candidates for the prestigious award. However, players not mentioned in the preseason top 30 can be added to the Wooden Award midseason list.
The award honors the player of the year in both men’s and women’s basketball.
Here is a TweetCap of today’s press conference from University of Louisville Head Coach, Bobby Petrino via @UofLFootball.
Jaire Alexander returned this week after breaking his hand in practice in October. He put crazy stats as usual and reminded everyone why he is a preseason AP All-American. PFF College breaks down the numbers for us from this past week.
Pat Forde with Yahoo Sports noticed how quiet the Yum! Center seemed on Sunday. Between a smaller crowd than usual, a smaller student section, and a much quieter coach, the entire day felt different. Different doesn’t always mean bad, but only time will tell on how it plays out.
After dropping 47 points on No. 5 Ohio State, junior guard Asia Durr has been named ACC Player of the Week.
It certainly wasn’t pretty and it took much longer to get full separation than expected, but the Louisville Cardinals got their first win of the season against George Mason by a final score of 72-61.
Louisville sputtered offensively at times, and while Deng Adel turned in an impressive performance, freshmen Jordan Nwora and Darius Perry stepped up when needed most. Both freshmen were fearless down the stretch, hitting big time shots to fuel Louisville’s late run to put the game away. Nwora finished with 10 points including 3-3 shooting from beyond-the-arc. Perry provided intensity and energy to go along with his 17 points (3-3 from 3 point range and 8-8 from the free throw line). Deng Adel led the Cards in scoring with 20 points.