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Myisha Hines-Allen Named Citizen Naismith Player Of The Week

Another day, another honor for Louisville Basketball.

After a dropping a career-high 31-points, to go along with 12 rebounds, against Notre Dame, Myisha Hines-Allen has been named the Citizen Naismith Player of the Week.

The senior forward is nearly averaging a double-double on 14.3-points and 9.8 rebounds.

Asia Durr Named USBWA Player Of The Week

Asia Durr keeps racking up the honors.

Just one day after being named ACC Player of the Week and espnW Player of the Week, Durr has now been named the USBWA Ann Meyers Drysdale Women’s National Player of the Week.

The junior guard is pacing the Cardinals with 21.1 points per game. In her last outing, Durr racked up 36-points against then No. 2 Notre Dame.

Asia Durr Earns Multiple Player Of The Week Honors

Louisville junior guard, Asia Durr, is having a fantastic season.

For the second time this season, Durr is the espnW Player of the Week. She also earned the honors of ACC Player of the Week.

Durr is leading the Cardinals with 21.8 points per game. She’s also scored more than 30-points in four of Louisville’s matches this season.

She’s not just having 30+ point games against subpar competition. No, she is dropping 36+ on teams that were ranked in the top five at the time Louisville played them.

In her latest performance, Durr connected on eight three-pointers, collecting 36-points.

Myisha Hines-Allen Named College Sports Madness Player Of The Week

After dropping 31-points and pulling down 12 rebounds against Notre Dame, Louisville senior forward, Myisha Hines-Allen has been named College Sports Madness Player of the Week.

Hines-Allen is averaging 14.3 points per game and leads the ACC in rebounding with 9.8 per game.

Louisville Acheives Highest Ranking In School History

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It’s no shock, but after routing Notre Dame 100 – 67 on Thursday, the Louisville Cardinals are now ranked # 2. Louisville is 19-0 with wins against five AP Top 25 teams.

AP Women’s Basketball Poll Week 11

1 UConn 15-0 800 32 32 1
2 Louisville 19-0 766 0 32 3
3 Mississippi State 19-0 729 0 32 4
4 Baylor 15-1 698 0 32 5
5 Notre Dame 16-2 665 0 32 2
6 Tennessee 16-1 630 0 32 6
7 Oregon 17-2 615 0 32 8
8 Ohio State 16-2 563 0 32 10
9 Texas 14-2 540 0 32 7
10 South Carolina 14-3 510 0 32 9
11 Missouri 15-2 478 0 32 12
12 Florida State 16-2 445 0 32 13
13 UCLA 13-4 419 0 32 14
14 Maryland 15-3 381 0 32 11
15 Duke 14-4 326 0 31 16
16 Texas A&M 14-5 272 0 31 17
17 West Virginia 15-3 256 0 29 15
18 Oregon State 13-4 236 0 30 22
19 Michigan 15-4 183 0 28 23
20 Iowa 15-3 148 0 26 18
21 California 13-4 123 0 25 24
22 Arizona State 13-5 108 0 23 18
23 Green Bay 14-2 99 0 25 25
24 Oklahoma State 12-4 96 0 20 20
25 Rutgers 17-3 90 0 21 21

Check out where the voters put each team: AP Women’s Basketball Poll Week 11

Siva And Lewis Playing In German All-Star Game

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Two Cardinal greats will be representing their teams in the German All-Star game today! Peyton Siva and Trey Lewis will both be starters in the game and you can catch it at 2 pm EST on the link provided below! Congratulations to both players, they deserve all the success in the world!

It is still yet to be determined who will be wearing the number 3 😉

Donovan Mitchell The Baseball Player?

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It is no secret that Donovan Mitchell is a freak athlete. He can do it all, and do it well. He has taken the NBA by storm and is showing no signs of slowing down. But Spida has not always had dreams of being an NBA All-Star, at one point, he wanted to be an Major League Baseball player. SLAM Magazine sits down with him and talks about it all.

You can also still vote for Donovan for the NBA All-Star game. All you need to do is either tweet/retweet using the #NBAVote and Donovan’s name or twitter handle, or you can use the link provided in the tweet below.

Beat The Buzzer: Quentin Snider

In the final episode of Beat the Buzzer, UofL athletics sits down with Louisville native and captain of the UofL basketball team, Quentin Snider. Otherwise known as Q. Find out what the best advice he has ever received is and if he owned a Kentucky Derby horse, what would he name it.

Payne? Mack? Names Swirl For Next UofL Basketball Coach

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Louisville fans have been eagerly waiting to find out who the next permanent head coach will be for the men’s basketball program. Tim Sullivan with the Courier Journal has said that Kenny Payne checks all the boxes, but that was met with a very mixed reaction from fans. Xavier’s Chris Mack is another name that continues to be thrown around and a well-connected coach thinks he is the guy.

The only thing that is truly known at this point, is that we know very little. So while we wait, get out and support the team and coaches that we have now!

Asia Durr Named ACC Player Of The Week

Junior guard Asia Durr has been named the ACC Player of the Week.

This marks the second time this season, and third time in her career, that Durr has earned the honor.

The No. 3 Louisville Cardinals are off to the best start in program history, 16-0.

Durr has been a contributing factor to the team’s stellar start. The junior is averaging 20.1 points per game which puts her in the top three scoring in the ACC.

Durr has connected on a triple in her last 54 outings and leads the Cardinals with 48 threes made this season alone.

Beat The Buzzer: Anas Mahmoud

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On today’s Beat the Buzzer, UofL Athletics sits down with senior center, Anas Mahmoud. We find out what his comfort food is, who is the one celebrity he would leave tickets for and what is his best memory at UofL so far?

Louisville vs Memphis: Pregame Breakdown

Igniting an old rivalry is always interesting. Today at noon on ESPN2, Louisville and Memphis (state) face-off in New York. Louisville is currently favored by 12.5 points.

To add to the interesting nature of today’s game, Memphis is coached by Tubby Smith. Tubby’s team this year is essentially brand new. Memphis lost multiple players not just to graduation, but to transfers as well. Many believe this could be a make or break year for Tubby’s future with Memphis.

It is a rivalry game, but most of the players on both teams probably don’t even understand why. Rivalry games can be sloppy and low-scoring, but I think Louisville is the superior team and it will show.

Prediction: Louisville 81-Memphis 69.

Go Cards!

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

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!

Louisville vs Indiana: Pregame Breakdown

Today, Louisville will look to earn its first “big” win of the season. The Hoosiers of Indiana travel to the Yum! Center to take on the hometown Cardinals at 2pm on ESPN. Louisville is currently favored by 9 points.

This is Archie Miller’s first year in Bloomington and the talented young coach has had his struggles but is seeing improvement in a squad that lost 3 players from last year’s roster.

While I do believe Miller will have Indiana back in the national landscape at some point, I don’t think that process will begin today. In order to win today, Louisville will need to limit turnovers and extend their leads instead of allowing the Hoosiers to change momentum like Louisville has allowed several times this season.

Prediction: Louisville 74-Indiana 64.

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.

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.

Nunnsense | Give Padgett A Chance

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This week’s edition is more of a rant rather than an informational, educational, entertainment or editorial piece.

I’ve had all I can take of the negative talk and bashing of our current men’s basketball coach. I don’t get on the message boards because I can only take so much before I call out people’s ignorance but I do get on Facebook and Twitter and that’s enough for me.  It seems that after every game, I see many people complaining about this team, their performance and especially their coach. It’s a bad look and Lord knows we don’t need anymore of that.

It is my belief that most of these people are diehard Rick Pitino fans. I get that some of you will back Rick to the day you die but this isn’t about him. This is about the University of Louisville. Nobody is bigger than the University, – not me – not you – not Rick – not Tom – not Dr. Postel – NOBODY! It’s time to move on and put all of this behind us. Support the school you love unconditionally. But we can’t do that if we are divided.

That’s why we can’t have people calling out our basketball coach after just a few games. I understand the frustration and I believe it’s OK to call out the coaches, who get paid a lot of money, if they are not performing up to their pay grade but at least give coach Padgett a chance. Read the rest of this entry