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Deng Adel Declares For NBA Draft

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Deng Adel announced today that he has hired an agent and will remain in the NBA draft. He has endured some of the highest of highs and lowest of lows during his time at UofL, but he did it all with a smile on his face. We here at Cardinal Sports Zone wish him the best of luck as he follows his dream to be come a professional.

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UofL Basketball Players Give Thoughts About Their Futures After NIT Loss

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After UofL’s NIT loss, UofL players were asked by a host of reporters about their futures. Though none of them provided definitive answers about their futures, they did provide some clues.

Ray Spalding and Deng Adel were 2 players that provided some definitive answers. Both players advised they are going to test the NBA waters, but did not rule out returning to school afterwards.

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Photo Gallery: MBB NIT vs MTSU

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This second round NIT game at the KFC Yum! Center was probably one of the best atmosphere’s I have ever been a part of. I am so proud of my fellow Card fans. It could have been so easy to just brush this season off because it didn’t turn out the way we expected. The team could have just quit and turned their attention to next year – but they didn’t. And I believe it’s because they saw that the fans didn’t give up on them. Once the truest of true fans finally got the opportunity to show their support, the team took notice and it elevated their play. The smile on Ryan McMahon’s face as he stood near the free throw line and watched the crowd flawlessly perform the wave, was absolutely the best thing I saw all day.

For a full recap of the victory over MTSU, CLICK HERE.

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Louisville Set To Face NKU In NIT

The second seeded Louisville Cardinal are set to face the seventh seeded Northern Kentucky Norse in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).

This is Louisville’s first appearance in the NIT since 2006. The Cardinals lost to the South Carolina Gamecocks in the semifinal round.

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Donovan Mitchell Inspiring UofL Fans And Former Teammates With Electric Rookie Season

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UofL has endured losing a banner and a coach. It has endured a tumultuous season with arguably more downs than ups. Even though he no longer wears a UofL uniform, Donovan Mitchell has provided the university and the city with a little light in a sea of darkness.

Journalist Eric Woodyard traveled to Louisville to see the unique connection Donovan Mitchell has to his college town. He talked with UofL students, UofL fans, and current players Ryan McMahon and Deng Adel to see what impact Donovan’s electric rookie year has had on them.

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The Barbour Shop: Despite UofL Basketball’s Disappointing Season, I Still Got This Team’s Back

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This UofL basketball season has been, well, disappointing. It was a letdown before practice even started. We lost a coach, an Athletic Director, and our sanity. Our team of great young men were forced to endure more mega media attention and questions about scandals they had no part in. People pelted them with cheap insults and petty taunts.

This team has talent yet it seems they can’t find a way to mesh it together to work properly and consistently. I think it’s a byproduct of scandal fatigue for the team. We fans have it and it’s obvious the players do. Nearly all of the Cards issues are mental. It’s as if they think too much and are slow to react on the floor. So many mental lapses led to the only consistency being inconsistency.

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Three UofL Men’s Basketball Players Earn ACC Honors

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Three University of Louisville men’s basketball players have earned ACC postseason honors.  Junior forwards Deng Adel and Ray Spalding have been selected as honorable mention All-ACC selections while senior center Anas Mahmoud was named to the ACC All-Defensive team.

Adel has been the Cardinals’ scoring leader in 13 games, including most recently leading UofL with 20 points and seven rebounds at NC State last Saturday.  A 6-5 forward from Melbourne, Australia, he has averaged 15.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists over the last five games after missing two games with an ankle injury.  Adel, who is 11th in the ACC in scoring averaging 15.5 points per game, has eight 20-point scoring efforts in his last 33 games, including six this season. He has scored at least nine points in each of his games this season and has 54 career double figure scoring efforts (28 of 29 this season).  Adel is a finalist for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year award.

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Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Virginia

Well, there isn’t much to say. No words are going to heal the pain that this loss has brought to Cardnation tonight. The team showed heart and fight all night long. They controlled the #1 team in the country for 39 minutes. Coach Padgett said that this is the toughest loss he has ever experienced. Many in Cardnation are going to feel the same way after this result. This game meant so much to this team that is in desperate need of a signature win. Not to mention this should have been the game that ended the drought against Virginia.

All that being said, this team has one more game left before tournament play. The Cards travel to N.C. State in two days to fight for their seeding in the conference and NCAA tournament. This team has the opportunity to end the season on a high note and head into the ACC tournament with some momentum. This one hurts, but it’s not the end for this team or the seniors.

Also, click here to check out the Senior Day Photo Gallery!

Go Cards!

 

 

Four Men’s Basketball Players Named To ACC All-Academic Team

 

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Press release from the University of Louisville:

GREENSBORO, N.C. – University of Louisville juniors Deng Adel and Ray Spalding along with sophomore V.J. King and freshman Jordan Nwora were named to the 2018 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team announced Wednesday by the ACC.  Adel and Spalding earn the honor for the third straight time while King earns it for the second straight season.

Adel, a sports administration major, currently leads the team in scoring with 15.3 points per game.
He has been the Cardinals’ scoring leader in 11 games.  Adel, who is 13th in the ACC in scoring, has seven 20-point scoring efforts in his last 31 games, including five this season. A preseason All-ACC selection (second team), Adel is a finalist for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year award.

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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

 

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Ray Spalding

 

Ryan McMahon

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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!

 

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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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Louisville Basketball PostGame Pressers: Southern Illinois

 

The Cards bounce back from a tough opening week to trounce SIU 84-42. The freshman are the continued pleasant surprise as all of the guys got in tonight and did their thing. Nwora went for 18 pts & 8 reb, Perry went for 10 points & 7 assists, Sutton added 8 pts & 6 reb & Redding scored 2 three pointers in the final minutes. Deng Adel was the player of the game with 16 pts, 7 reb & 4 stls. Here are the highlights:

 

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Top Ten Stories Of The Week At CSZ (11-18-17)

Here are the top 10 stories from this week here at CardinalSportsZone.com!

10 Pitino Releases Statement Following Latest FBI Accusations 

9 Lamar To Jaylen: #SCTop10

8 Lamar Jackson Highlights Vs Virginia

7 Lamar Back In The Heisman Rankings

6 Cardinal Forever, Damion Lee Gets Engaged

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UofL Men’s Basketball Veterans Lead Through Adversity

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.

Top Stories 11-15-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday here at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. George Mason 

Governor’s Cup Kickoff Time And Channel Set

Cardinals In The NBA: November 15th 

How Is Padgett Adjusting To The New Normal

Jamon Brown Foundation Holiday Fundraiser 

Bobby Petrino Press Conference: 11-13-17

Stefan LeFors To Be Honored On Saturday

Lamar Back In The Heisman Rankings

How Is Padgett Adjusting To The New Normal 

Post Practice Interviews: 11-14-17

Colin Holba Signs With Jaguars

Deng Adel Preseason Top 50 Candidate For Wooden Award

Jaire Alexander Is Back With A Bang

Cardinal Forever, Damion Lee Gets Engaged

AP Mens Basketball Poll Week 2 

UofL Men’s Soccer Gets #4 Overall Seed 

The New Era Of Cardinal Basketball Begins

Asia Durr Named ACC Player Of The Week 

TWICA: November 13th 

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Bellarmine

Pitino Releases Statement Following Latest FBI Accusations 

Teddy Makes Emotional Comeback

Louisville Basketball: George Mason Postgame Pressers

Louisville vs George Mason: Postgame Recap

Lamar To Jaylen: #SCTop10

Lamar Jackson Highlights Vs Virginia

Post Game Press Conference – Virginia 

Cards Going Bowling 

Nunnsense | Dez Fitzpatrick Highlight Video

2018 FL WR Tyler Harrell Commits To UofL Football

Nunnsense | Lamar Could Play His Last Collegiate Game In Lexington

Teddy Bridgewater Returns 

New Traffic Pattern For Last 2 UofL Football Games

ESPN Writer Makes Bold Prediction For UofL Basketball Season And For David Padgett

 

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Top Stories 11-14-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday here at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. George Mason 

Governor’s Cup Kickoff Time And Channel Set

Jamon Brown Foundation Holiday Fundraiser 

Bobby Petrino Press Conference: 11-13-17

Stefan LeFors To Be Honored On Saturday

Lamar Back In The Heisman Rankings

How Is Padgett Adjusting To The New Normal 

Post Practice Interviews: 11-14-17

Colin Holba Signs With Jaguars

Deng Adel Preseason Top 50 Candidate For Wooden Award

2018 Defensive Lineman Decommits From UofL Football

Asia Durr, Myisha Hines-Allen Named To John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 Watch List

Jaire Alexander Is Back With A Bang

Cardinal Forever, Damion Lee Gets Engaged

Bobby Petrino Press Conference Tweetcap 11/13/2017 

AP Mens Basketball Poll Week 2 

UofL Men’s Soccer Gets #4 Overall Seed 

The New Era Of Cardinal Basketball Begins

Louisville Great, Paolo DelPiccolo Named USL Championship MVP

AP Top 25 Women’s Basketball Poll 

Asia Durr Named ACC Player Of The Week 

TWICA: November 13th 

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Bellarmine

Pitino Releases Statement Following Latest FBI Accusations 

Asia Durr’s 47 Points Lifts #9 Louisville Over #5 Ohio State

Teddy Makes Emotional Comeback

Louisville Basketball: George Mason Postgame Pressers

Louisville vs George Mason: Postgame Recap

Louisville vs George Mason: Pregame Breakdown

Lamar To Jaylen: #SCTop10

Lamar Jackson Highlights Vs Virginia

Post Game Press Conference – Virginia 

Cards Going Bowling 

Louisville vs Virginia: Postgame Recap 

WBB: Southeast Missouri Highlights

Southeast Missouri Post Game Press Conferences 

Nunnsense | Dez Fitzpatrick Highlight Video

2018 FL WR Tyler Harrell Commits To UofL Football

Finding The Sunshine In The Darkest Days Of UofL Men’s Basketball

Nunnsense | Lamar Could Play His Last Collegiate Game In Lexington

Teddy Bridgewater Returns 

New Traffic Pattern For Last 2 UofL Football Games

Everything You Need To Know: Louisville v. Virginia

ESPN Writer Makes Bold Prediction For UofL Basketball Season And For David Padgett

 

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Check out our phenomenal photo galleries here!

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Deng Adel Preseason Top 50 Candidate For Wooden Award

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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!

 

Top Stories 11-13-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday here at CardinalSportsZone.com!

 

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. George Mason 

Governor’s Cup Kickoff Time And Channel Set

Jaire Alexander Is Back With A Bang

Cardinal Forever, Damion Lee Gets Engaged

Bobby Petrino Press Conference Tweetcap 11/13/2017 

AP Mens Basketball Poll Week 2 

UofL Men’s Soccer Gets #4 Overall Seed 

The New Era Of Cardinal Basketball Begins

Louisville Great, Paolo DelPiccolo Named USL Championship MVP

AP Top 25 Women’s Basketball Poll 

Asia Durr Named ACC Player Of The Week 

TWICA: November 13th 

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Bellarmine

Pitino Releases Statement Following Latest FBI Accusations 

Asia Durr’s 47 Points Lifts #9 Louisville Over #5 Ohio State

Teddy Makes Emotional Comeback

Louisville Basketball: George Mason Postgame Pressers

Louisville vs George Mason: Postgame Recap

Louisville vs George Mason: Pregame Breakdown

Lamar To Jaylen: #SCTop10

Lamar Jackson Highlights Vs Virginia

Post Game Press Conference – Virginia 

Cards Going Bowling 

Louisville vs Virginia: Postgame Recap 

WBB: Southeast Missouri Highlights

Southeast Missouri Post Game Press Conferences 

Nunnsense | Dez Fitzpatrick Highlight Video

2018 FL WR Tyler Harrell Commits To UofL Football

Finding The Sunshine In The Darkest Days Of UofL Men’s Basketball

Nunnsense | Lamar Could Play His Last Collegiate Game In Lexington

Teddy Bridgewater Returns 

New Traffic Pattern For Last 2 UofL Football Games

Everything You Need To Know: Louisville v. Virginia

ESPN Writer Makes Bold Prediction For UofL Basketball Season And For David Padgett

 

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Top Stories 11-12-17

Here are the top stories from this weekend at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Bellarmine

Pitino Releases Statement Following Latest FBI Accusations 

Asia Durr’s 47 Points Lifts #9 Louisville Over #5 Ohio State

Teddy Makes Emotional Comeback

Louisville Basketball: George Mason Postgame Pressers

Louisville vs George Mason: Postgame Recap

Louisville vs George Mason: Pregame Breakdown

Lamar To Jaylen: #SCTop10

Lamar Jackson Highlights Vs Virginia

Post Game Press Conference – Virginia 

Cards Going Bowling 

Louisville vs Virginia: Postgame Recap 

WBB: Southeast Missouri Highlights

Southeast Missouri Post Game Press Conferences 

Nunnsense | Dez Fitzpatrick Highlight Video

2018 FL WR Tyler Harrell Commits To UofL Football

Finding The Sunshine In The Darkest Days Of UofL Men’s Basketball

Nunnsense | Lamar Could Play His Last Collegiate Game In Lexington

Teddy Bridgewater Returns 

New Traffic Pattern For Last 2 UofL Football Games

Everything You Need To Know: Louisville v. Virginia

ESPN Writer Makes Bold Prediction For UofL Basketball Season And For David Padgett

 

Thanks for reading all of the top stories & for continuing to support CardinalSportsZone.com!
Go Cards!

Follow all of Team CSZ on Social Media here!

Check out our phenomenal photo galleries here!

Here are the rest of this weeks top stories!

 

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