Tonight, the Louisville Cardinals take on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in South Bend at 7pm on ESPN2.
Louisville has a tough task ahead of them. The Cardinals are looking to extend their win streak on the road against a Notre Dame team needing to snap a losing streak. Add in the fact that Matt Farrell is expected to play despite an ankle injury and Louisville will have their hands full. However, the Irish will be with their star player, Bonzie Colson due to breaking a bone in his foot in practice.
Winning in South Bend has been something that even the best Cardinal teams couldn’t do. The 2013 team suffered their last loss of the season up there. It’s always a crazy environment and Notre Dame defends their homecourt well. This team actually lost their last home game against UNC, which puts more pressure on the Irish tonight.
Louisville has been playing its best basketball of the season lately. Notre Dame has fought well against good teams despite the absence of Bonzie Colson, but winning without him has proven to be difficult. This one stays tight throughout, Rex Pfleuger continues to annoy Louisville fans and Matt Farrell does Matt Farrell against Louisville things, but it won’t be enough. Louisville seals the game late behind another big performance from Deng Adel.
Louisville 74 – Notre Dame 70.
It took 2 overtimes, the game was ugly and some classic Notre Dame magic occurred, but Louisville earned their first win in South Bend since 1994. Louisville outlasted the Irish through a full 50 minutes of play to win with a final score of 82-78.
Louisville was led tonight by Ray Spalding’s double-double consisting of 23 points (career high) and 12 rebounds. Quentin Snider had an impressive game and showed up when it mattered most. The senior finished with 22 points and 7 assists. Deng Adel also had a quiet but important 14 points.
This game was huge for Louisville to win. Not only was it a tough road contest, but the fact the Cards continually got hit in the mouth and responded every time speaks volumes to how far this team has come. A few weeks ago very few people believed in this team and now they’ve done something UofL hasn’t been able to do since 1994.
4-1 in the ACC feels great. The way this team has responded since the UK game has been nothing short of incredible. Hopefully those with tickets will actually start going because this team has more than earned total fan support (as if they had to), so start going to the games.
Up next: Louisville hosts Boston College on Sunday at noon.
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 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.
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.
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.
Coming off their first marquee victory at FSU, Louisville will look to add another one to the win column today against Virginia Tech at 4pm at the Yum! Center on ESPN2. Read the rest of this entry
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 😉
Despite trailing by 13 points at halftime the Louisville Cardinals found a way to leave Tallahassee with a much-needed and well deserved ranked road win. Louisville fought the whole second half and continually chipped away at the Seminoles’ lead. Late in the game, the Cardinals scored to take their first lead and never looked back en route to a 73-69 win.
Louisville was led by Deng Adel with 16 points. In my opinion, it was the best game Adel has played all season and looked the leader this team needs him to be. Ray Spalding continued his good play with 15 points. Ryan McMahon was the spark the Cardinals needed, big props to Padgett for subbing him in late for VJ King. McMahon hit some huge threes down the stretch, including the two free throws that iced the game, he finished with 11 points. Anas Mahmoud came up huge for the Cards, specifically on the defensive end. He caught a monster alley-oop and had some big time blocks in the final moments.
This was the win Louisville needed, and needed badly. Padgett did a great job keeping his team focused on the game and staying resilient. This one was big people. The Cards host Virginia Tech on Saturday at 4pm on ESPN2.
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.
Coming off their first ACC game/win, Louisville will look to get another first out of the way this season when they play their first ACC road game today. Louisville takes on No. 25 Clemson today at 12 on the ACC Network.
Clemson has won 9 games in a row entering today’s contest. Their lone loss (13-1) was early in the season against Temple, but since then they’ve been playing great basketball. 5 Clemson players average double-figures in scoring, so they’re a well-balanced team that can beat you with whoever has the hot hand.
Louisville will certainly be tested today, especially since their last road game didn’t exactly go well. In order to win, Louisville will have to hold 2 of Clemson’s 5 players that average 10+ PPG to less than 10 points.
This is the type of game the Cards need to win. Louisville needs to continue to move forward, play the same style of basketball that we saw against Pitt, and improve every game. This will be a tough one today, but I think the Cards put together a late run that puts the game out of reach with a few minutes left.
Prediction: Louisville 77-Clemson 67.
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!
The Louisville Cardinals started the new year off the right way with a 77-51 win over visiting Pittsburgh.
The first media timeout was the only real time this game was in question, after that point the Cards took control and never looked back. Louisville led by double digits the entire second half.
Louisville was led by 19 points and 4 assists from Quentin Snider. Deng Adel had an efficient day with 12 points (5-8 FG) and 6 rebounds. Dwayne Sutton continues to bring energy off the bench and did so by grabbing a team-high 8 rebounds tonight. Ryan McMahon also added a spark off the bench with 10 points in a perfect 4-4 shooting tonight.
All things considered, Louisville did what they needed to tonight and won impressively. I’ll say the same thing I said all week leading up to this game, the people saying Louisville is heading to the NIT are crazy. Louisville had one bad game against rival Kentucky and it was wildly blown out of proportion. Louisville will be fine and showed that tonight. No, Pittsburgh is not a very good team, but they’re also a classic NIT team and Louisville made them look like one tonight.
Up next: Louisville starts their 2-game road trip with a game at No. 25 Clemson on Saturday at 12pm.
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.
The Louisville Cardinals (10-3) host Pittsburgh (8-6) tonight at 9pm on ESPNU. The Cardinals look to bounce back tonight after their last game against Kentucky, which left some scary impressions.
Pittsburgh is still struggling without former head coach Jamie Dixon (who has TCU playing as well as anyone in the nation, good move Pitt), so Louisville should be able to secure a much needed confidence booster tonight. Pittsburgh only averages 0.1 points per game more than they allow (68.7 PPG vs 68.6 PPGA).
Louisville is the better team tonight. By how many points, I’m not sure. I’m more interested in seeing how Q, Deng and the other leaders look after the last time we saw them.
Prediction: Louisville 75-Pittsburgh 61.
The day we’ve all been looking forward to is here. In the state of Kentucky, this time of year has 3 days when the state celebrates: Christmas, New Year’s, and the biggest basketball rivalry game in the country.
Louisville travels to Lexington to take on the 16th ranked Wildcats today at 1pm, the game can be seen on CBS. Kentucky correctly sits as 5.5-point favorites.
After surviving the scare Albany gave Louisville in their last game, the Cards will look to handle visiting Grand Canyon with more ease today. The game tips off at 1pm inside the Yum! Center.
Given the recent events surrounding the Louisville basketball program, it’s easy to forget about the last time these two teams played. The game was last year at Grand Canyon and the environment was crazy, the game was much closer than expected and Louisville barely walked out of there with a victory. No one can possibly forget about the famous Keonta Vernon dunk call either.
I don’t expect Louisville to have the trouble they did last year. Especially after the close game Albany gave them last time out. Louisville handles this one easily throughout.
Prediction: Louisville 81 – Grand Canyon 60.
It took the full 40 minutes and at times the outlook appeared bleak, but Louisville was able to defeat Albany by a final score of 70-68.
Louisville looked sluggish and disjointed for much of the game. In the end, they were the better team and did just enough to get by with a win. Louisville fought back from being down 3 points with just over 2 minutes left. It came down to the last shot with Albany missing a potential game-winning 3-pointer.
Louisville was led by Quentin Snider’s 19 points. Q appeared to injure his hip at the end of the game so hopefully there’s nothing serious there. Ryan McMahon scored 15 points on 5 three-pointers. Deng Adel added 13 points of his own, and while he didn’t score, Dwayne Sutton played a large role in the victory with a team-high 9 rebounds and stellar defense.
Up next: Louisville hosts Grand Canyon on Saturday at 1pm.
The Louisville Cardinals (8-2) host Albany (11-2) tonight at 9pm on ESPNU. Louisville is coming off their victory over Memphis and will look to continue its good play tonight against a decent opponent. Louisville is currently a 15-point favorite.
I say Albany is a decent opponent because of their record of consistently beating inferior opponents and only losing to Memphis by 9, but Louisville should come away with another large margin victory. Anas Mahmoud hasn’t been playing his best basketball recently but I can see him getting back into his flow tonight.
Prediction: Louisville 85-Albany 65.