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
Here are some highlights from the 72-57 exhibition victory over Bellarmine.
The University of Louisville Men’s Basketball team took the court Friday night for the final Red-White Scrimmage of the year. The White team dominated the game, winning by a final score of 96-64.
Acting Head Coach David Padgett switched up the teams for this scrimmage. The White team was made up of King, Snider, Adel, Spalding, Mahmoud and Griffin. The White team was coached by Coach Padgett himself. The Red team was represented by Thomas, Perry, Williams, Redding, Enoch, Sutton and Nwora. The Red team was coached by Trent Johnson.
Upcoming University of Louisville Men’s Basketball Events
Wednesday, Oct. 25
ACC Operation Basketball – Ritz Carlton, Charlotte, NC
UofL Interim Head Men’s Basketball Coach David Padgett and seniors Anas Mahmoud and Quentin Snider will attend the ACC media day event, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs throughout the day.
Last night was a return to normalcy for cardinal Basketball and fans alike. With an expected attendance of 4,000 fans, once again we did not let them down. About 7,000 people showed up to watch the first Red-White Scrimmage of the season. Coach Padgett was very appreciative. “The ovation I received at the beginning of the scrimmage was extremely humbling” he said at the post game presser. The pre-game intros were high energy as you could tell Card Nation was ready to put the past in the past. The actual game was very entertaining highlighted by a pair of dunks on Anas, one by Deng & one by Jo Griffin. Oof. The Red team pulled away with a 94-80 victory over the white team despite the efforts of Gerald cheering the Red team on. For the Red team Deng Adel went for 32 points and 13 rebounds and Ray added 22 points and 16 boards of his own. “If Deng, Ray, Malik and that Frontcourt can rebound like that during the regular season, we are gonna be in good shape” said Padgett. For the White team VJ scored 30 but turned the ball over an uncharacteristic 9 times. Malik had 17 rebounds and Jordan Nwora added 18 points off of 50% shooting including 4-6 from 3 pt land. Overall it was a great night and you can tell that this is a high energy group who can score. Buckle up CardNation, it’s gonna be a fun ride this season. We need and deserve a fun one too. Oh yeah, Jeff Nunn took a lot of great pics, check them out!
If you haven’t bought your tickets for the 2017/2018 UofL Men’s Basketball season, you still have time. Here is how to do so:
You can now buy tickets to all 21 of the UofL Men’s Basketball team’s home games. They start out as low as $19. Find out all the information you need below.
The University of Louisville Men’s Basketball team has scheduled their very first Pro Day for October 7th as reported by Evan Daniels with Scout.com. It will be divided up into two practices and head coach Rick Pitino has already said they will be extremely athletic practices. He also believes he has 5 or 6 legitimate first round picks coming off this year’s team. The Cards are ranked 6th heading into the season by CBS Sports.
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New Albany High School stand out, Romeo Langford, announced his top 7 schools today. Langford is a 5 star, 6’5″ guard who is a top 5 recruit in the 2018 class. Stay tuned to CSZ as his decision day comes closer.
On today’s Beat the Buzzer, the awesome people with UofL athletics sit down with freshman Lance Thomas. The fans get to find out what celebrity he would leave a comp ticket for, what’s the best thing he’s discovered about the city of Louisville and so much more. Watch below!
Today on Beat the Buzzer, the fans get to know freshman Jordan Nwora better. Who is he one celebrity he would leave a comp ticket for? What is his hometown known for? Find out the answer to these and many more below.
Louisville, KY – A new University of Louisville policy has women’s basketball season ticket holders angry.
In July, the University of Louisville announced that multiple sections of previously reserved seats in the KFC Yum! Center will be converted into sections for tickets sold and used on a mobile app called CardsPass.
Steven Enoch has confirmed reports that he will transfer to Louisville to continue his playing career. At 6’11 Enoch will be counted on to help at the 4 or 5 spot for the Cards. He will be forced to sit under NCAA rules next season but will then have two years of eligibility remaining.
A former 4 star prospect out of high school, Enoch averaged 3.4 points and 2.3 rebounds with the Huskies last season. He typically saw 12 minutes of play per game. We here at Cardinal Sports Zone welcome Steven to the Ville!!!!
The most exciting part of this news is that the city is on display nationally. Congrats to the city of Louisville.
- Prior to this football season for the University of Louisville, I posted a game by game prediction and then I asked if you wanted to pump the brakes or continue to ride the hype train. In that article I stated that I was going to ride that train all the way to a new years bowl game. I predicted that Louisville would go 11-1 losing to only Clemson and just miss the college football playoffs. Most said I was a little too optimistic and that 9 maybe 10 wins would be more realistic. Then the season started and Louisville came out absolutely destroying opponents. College GameDay came to the Ville and Louisville beat Florida State worse than Ralphie beat Scott Farkus. Lamar looked better than advertised and with the top 5 showdown at Clemson looming, I still saw that look in Bobby’s eye. That confident look and smirky devilish smile led me to believe that he knew he had something special with this team. I suddenly had plenty of company in my belief of an 11 win regular season. After coming up a yard short of certain victory in Death Valley, I no longer saw that look in Bobby’s eye and the team started trending downward with a loss of focus and preparation. You know how the rest of the regular season ended. So, it turns out Louisville finished about where the majority of the fans expected prior to the season. My question to you is are you disappointed with the Citrus bowl? It’s clear that based on the early season success and being so close to the playoffs, expectations were raised. If you go back to the Red White scrimmage and I told you that Louisville would win 9 games, play in the Citrus bowl vs LSU and have a Heisman Trophy finalist, would you be happy with that season? I would signup for that season (minus the last loss of the regular season). The potential of beating LSU to end the season can really set the tone for next season. Let’s not be disappointed but rather celebrate and support this team one last time.
Today this surfaced on Instagram and I thought it looked pretty nice. What do you think? Read the rest of this entry
I still remember the day the Yum! Center was announced. I went on the tour before it opened. I still have pictures somewhere of it while it was still under construction. The hopes were: An assist in recruiting top 10 classes and The National Championship will return to the city of Louisville. These things have come to fruition and its been almost 6 years since it opened. Is it one of the nation’s top arenas? it is on it’s way. Is it great for the city? Most people would assume the Yum was not if they went by what they heard on TV. Not true.
The University of Louisville Volleyball released their schedule for the upcoming season. The Cards host Santa Clara, Auburn & uk in the pre-conference schedule and travel to Chapel Hill to play Wisconsin & Minnesota. They have a great conference slate once again. You can check the entire schedule out below.